Songbirding Under 5kHz

S1E1 - Otter Lake, Part 1

October 14, 2019

Hiking through the rocky alvar reveals talkative Red-eyed Vireos, riled up American Redstarts, and boastful Common Yellowthroats.

Recorded on July 17, 2019 near Cape Chin North, Ontario, Canada. See the eBird checklist at: https://ebird.org/canada/view/checklist/S60624510

Credits

Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Creative Commons music by Scott Buckley. With additional Creative Commons sounds by Jordan Powell.

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S1E3 - Otter Lake, Part 3

October 14, 2019

Trail turns to road, an enthusiastic Black-throated Green Warbler cooperates loudly while Northern Waterthrush tease in silence.

Recorded on July 17, 2019 near Cape Chin North, Ontario, Canada. See the eBird checklist at: https://ebird.org/canada/view/checklist/S60624510

Credits

Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Creative Commons music by Scott Buckley. With additional Creative Commons sounds by Jordan Powell.

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S1E4 - Lindsay Tract

October 21, 2019

The search for an elusive Black-throated Blue Warbler, discovery a surprise warbler in the parking lot.

Recorded on July 17, 2019 near Lion's Head, Ontario, Canada. To see the eBird checklist, visit: https://ebird.org/canada/view/checklist/S60656299

Credits

Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Creative Commons music by Scott Buckley.

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S1E5 - The Juniper Flats, Part 1

October 21, 2019

Warblers abound on the journey to the Juniper Flats of Dyer's Bay.

Recorded on July 18, 2019 near Dyer's Bay, Ontario, Canada. eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/canada/checklist/S60656594

Credits

Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Creative Commons music by Scott Buckley. With additional Creative Commons sounds by Jordan Powell.

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Spooky Songbirding Halloween Special

October 24, 2019

An autumnal owling adventure in the twilight hour.

Common Raven recorded on January 21, 2018 in Cootes Paradise Sanctuary, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Owling session recorded on October 9, 2019 in Dundas, Ontario, Canada.

Referenced article on audio playback (or whistling!) in birding: https://www.sibleyguides.com/2011/04/the-proper-use-of-playback-in-birding/

Credits

Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Creepy Creative Commons music by Scott Buckley.

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S1E6 - The Juniper Flats, Part 2

October 28, 2019

A sunbathing surprise, and an Eastern Towhee with a curious accent.

Recorded on July 18, 2019 near Dyer's Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Credits

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S1E7 - The Juniper Flats, Part 3

November 4, 2019

Ovenbirds, microclimates, and birding on the escarpment edge.

Recorded on July 18, 2019 near Dyer's Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Credits

Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Creative Commons music by Scott Buckley. With additional Creative Commons sounds by Jordan Powell.

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Discussion: Bad Weather Birding

November 7, 2019

How do you go birding in bad weather? A short discussion on the topic, plus a bit of news about the Songbirding podcast.

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S1E8 - Backroads of the Ferndale Flats

November 11, 2019

Dusty country road birding, Savannah Sparrows, and the search for singing Bobolinks resumes.

Recorded on July 18, 2019 near Ferndale, Ontario, Canada.

Credits

Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Creative Commons music by Keinzweiter.

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S1E9 - MTB Adventure Park, Part 1

November 18, 2019

A new birding spot nets vireos, warblers, thrushes, and finches. (Part 1 of 4)

Recorded on July 19, 2019 near Wiarton, Ontario, Canada.

Credits

Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Creative Commons music by Scott Buckley. With additional Creative Commons sounds by Jordan Powell.

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Songscapes: The "Sore-throated" Vireo

November 21, 2019

(Bonus) This features the episode 'The "Sore-throated" Vireo' from season 1 of the podcast "Songscapes". The episode is a soundscape of birdsongs recorded in Cootes Paradise in Hamilton, Ontario on June 30, 2019, comprised predominantly of Yellow-throated Vireo song.

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Includes Creative Commons soundscape from the Hamilton Naturalists' Club.

The original episode notes from Songscapes follows:

The Yellow-throated Vireo shares much in common with its red-eyed cousins. Their song is only different in its harsh intonation, making it sound like a "sore-throated" rendition of the Red-eyed Vireo song. Found in wet forest habitats, it sometimes overlaps with Red-eyed Vireos, making them difficult to separate to the untrained ear.

This soundscape features two different Yellow-throated Vireos, both on breeding territory on the south share of Cootes Paradise along the Ravine Road Trail, bordering McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

In the final minutes of the soundscape, after 14m 30s, both Yellow-throated and Red-eyed Vireos are heard in contrast to one another.

Also heard: Carolina Wren, American Redstart, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow Warbler, Northern Cardinal, American Robin, Red-tailed Hawk, and more!

Recorded on June 30, 2019.

Audio recording editing by Rob Porter. Recorded on an iPhone 6S with an Edutige EIM-001 mic.

For more information, see http://hamiltonnature.org/songscapes

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S1E10 - MTB Adventure Park, Part 2

November 25, 2019

Deeper into the park trails, songful Winter Wrens and Blackburnian Warblers are heard.

Recorded on July 19, 2019 near Wiarton, Ontario, Canada.

Credits

Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Creative Commons music by Scott Buckley. With additional Creative Commons sounds by Jordan Powell.

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S1E11 - MTB Adventure Park, Part 3

December 2, 2019

Two mystery species prompt a discussion on good documentation for bird identification. (Part 3 of 4)

Recorded on July 19, 2019 near Wiarton, Ontario, Canada.

Credits

Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter.

Creative Commons by Scott Buckley – https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/ Creative Commons Sounds provided by Erokia/Jordan Powell from https://freesound.org/

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S1E13 - The Forty Hills Road

December 16, 2019

A long winding gravel road through forest and swamp.

Recorded near Lion's Head, Ontario, Canada on July 19, 2019.

Credits

Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Creative Commons music by StrangerEight.

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S1E16 - Alvar Bay, Part 1

January 20, 2020

Summer songs of Winter Wrens, Swainson's Thrush, American Redstarts and more are found at this Nature Preserve on the northwest end of the peninsula.

Learn more about the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy at https://escarpment.ca/

Credits

Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter.

Creative Commons music by Scott Buckley – https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/ Creative Commons sounds by Jordan Powell – https://freesound.org/people/Erokia/

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S1E20 - St. Jean Point in Soundscape

February 11, 2020

A soundscape captured at St Jean Point Nature Reserve.

Featured: Northern Waterthrush, Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler, American Redstart, Red-winged Blackbird, Song Sparrow, Black-and-white Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, American Robin, Northern Flicker.

A clip of each species identified can be viewed on this eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64338267

Credits

Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter.

Creative Commons music by Scott Buckley – https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/ Creative Commons sounds by Jordan Powell – https://freesound.org/people/Erokia/

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Birdsong Identification Quiz (Season 1)

February 15, 2020

Put your birdsong ID skills to the test, with this selection of clips from Season 1 of Songbirding. Scroll down to the bottom for the answer.

A trailer for the second season is at the end as well!

Credits

Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Creative Commons music by Alexander Nakarada.

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  1. Indigo Bunting, Red-eyed Vireo
  2. Chestnut-sided Warbler
  3. Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler, (American Redstart background)
  4. Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush
  5. Purple Finch (could be louder)
  6. Blackburnian Warbler, Red-eyed Vireo
  7. Blackburnian Warbler, Red-eyed Vireo (Pine Warbler near end)
  8. Common Yellowthroat
  9. Black-throated Blue Warbler, Hermit Thrush
  10. Red-winged Blackbird
  11. Black-throated Green Warbler
  12. American Redstart
  13. Gray Catbird (Mourning Dove & Common Yellowthroat backdrop)
  14. Eastern Wood-Pewee
  15. Ovenbird
  16. Black-throated Green Warbler, Winter Wren
  17. Nashville Warbler
  18. Dark-eyed Junco

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S2E1 - A Ping-Pong Song: Field Sparrows

March 2, 2020

Tallgrass prairie and forest, featuring Field Sparrow, Eastern Towhee and Wood Thrush

A birding hike through the tallgrass prairie of McMaster Forest in Hamilton, Ontario, featuring Field Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, and Wood Thrush.

Credits

Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter.

Music from https://filmmusic.io "Slow Burn" and "I Feel You" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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S2E5 - The Black-billed Cuckoo Funeral March

March 16, 2020

At the Fletcher Creek Ecological Preserve, Common Yellowthroats, Field Sparrows, and two species of cuckoo are found.

For those with High Frequency Hearing Loss (HFHL), you may alternatively download "Songbirding Under 5kHz".

Credits

Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Creative Commons music by Kevin McLeod.

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S2E8 - Cicayda, Cicahda

March 30, 2020

Red-eyed Vireos, Blue Jays, Eastern Wood-Pewees, and a whole lot of cicadas are found along Caleb's Walk and the Ravine Road trails in Cootes Paradise.

Credits

Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Creative Commons music from Scott Buckley. Creative Commons sounds from the Hamilton Naturalists' Club.

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S3E2 - Signs of Spring

April 16, 2020

Songs of the Red-winged Blackbird flocks is one of our local signs of spring. Along the Spencer Creek this species, Canada Goose, Black-capped Chickadee, Song Sparrow, and Carolina Wren are abundant and singing.

Credits

Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter.

Creative Commons music by Kai Engel - https://www.kai-engel.com/

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