Field Notes

Field Notes image by Betsy Bowen

Contributor(s): 
Molly Hoffman

Molly Hoffman became a birder following a 1970 course in Ornithology at the University of Minnesota, Duluth which was part of a degree in Biology.  Molly created Field Notes to bring a realistic birding experience to a radio audience. By using a single recorder to capture bird sounds along with her voice narrative, Field Notes is able to simulate a guided birding adventure in the woods. Field Notes airs every Thursday , Friday and Saturday morning on WTIP. The segment is also available via podcast and by streaming the audio below.

Molly also produced two CD compilations: Bird Sings of the Northern Woods Volumes I and II, to benefit WTIP! Volume II is available for purchase at WTIP as well as various businesses along the North Shore. All proceeds directly benefit the station. To order your CD, simply contact us at Melanie@boreal.org or 218-387-1070 or 800-473-9847. 

 
Arts, cultural and history features on WTIP are made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Check out other programs and features funded in part with support from the Heritage Fund.
 

 

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Chickadee

Field Notes: Black-Capped Chickadees and Warblers

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage F


Chipping Sparrow

Field Notes: Chipping Sparrows, Nuthatches, Warblers and Kinglets

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage F


 
Hairy Woodpecker

Field Notes: Hairy Woodpeckers, Sparrows and Warblers

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage F


Northern Waterthrush

Field Notes: Northern Waterthrush, Kinglets and Warblers

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage F


 
Purple finch/photo from Wikimedia Commons

Field Notes: Purple finch

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday an


Black-backed woodpecker/photo Wikimedia Commons

Field Notes: Black-backed woodpecker

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday an


 
Mink frog/photo from flickr by alumroot

Field Notes: Mink frog

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday an


Scarlet tanager/photo from flickr by M C Morgan

Field Notes: Scarlet tanager

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday an


 
Boreal Chickadee/ photo wikimedia commons

Field Notes: Boreal Chickadee

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday an


 White-throated sparrow/photo leshoward on flickr

Field Notes: White-throated sparrow

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday an