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What is a habitat?

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What is a habitat? Spend two minutes with Habitat Defined, a BirdNote Daily podcast episode that’s paired with sounds and images from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library. They explain:

“When you think of habitat, think of home. For a jay that lives in the forest, the forest is its habitat – where it finds food, water, shelter, and the company of other jays. Or it might live in your back yard or the bank parking lot down the street.”

blue jay in the snow

“Some birds live in different habitats at different times of year. Many sandpipers summer on the Arctic tundra, but during the rest of the year, they live on coastal tide flats.”

BirdNote Daily shares fascinating sound-filled stories about birds in two minutes. Subscribe where you get your podcasts, and follow them on Instagram and

Plus, related DIY: How to Create a Bird-Friendly Yard.

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