Laura is a character in EarthBound Beginnings, and one of the residents of Canary Village. She is a female bird who can speak, and is missing her baby chick. For this reason, Laura and her kind will refuse to talk to Ninten. If Ninten takes the chick in the Podunk department store and brings it to her, her sorrow will dissipate and out of gratitude, she will sing the second part of Eight Melodies. Laura is the only Canary that is separate from all the others; the only way she can be accessed is a passage behind the white monolith in the Canary Village (the monolith can be identified if a "?" appears after checking if one is not sure where to look).