Songbirding

Preview of Season 1: The Bruce Peninsula

September 12, 2019

Experience birding by ear in this relaxed-pace acoustic exploration of bird habitats in the Great Lakes region. Premieres on October 14, 2019. Excerpts from (in order of appearance in episode):

  • Episode 5, "The Juniper Flats, Part 1" along the Bruce Trail near Dyer's Bay, Ontario. Recorded July 18, 2019.
  • Episode 4, "Lindsay Tract" at the Lindsay Tract Trail near Lion's Head, Ontario. Recorded July 17, 2019.
  • Episode 10, "MTB Adventure Park" at the Mountain Bike Adventure Park near Wiarton, Ontario. Recorded July 19, 2019.
  • Episode 2, "Otter Lake, Part 2" along the Bruce Trail near Cape Chin North, Ontario. Recorded July 17, 2019.

For those with high-frequency hearing loss, you may alternatively download "Songbirding Under 5kHz".

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Credits

Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter.

Creative Commons by Scott Buckley – https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/

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

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S1E2 - Otter Lake, Part 2

October 14, 2019

Edge habitats and fields yield songful Indigo Buntings, peeved Red-winged Blackbirds and Bobolinks.

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

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S1E4 - Lindsay Tract

October 21, 2019

The search for an elusive Black-throated Blue Warbler, discovery of 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

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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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S1E7 - The Juniper Flats, Part 3

November 4, 2019

(Conclusion) 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.

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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.

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

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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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S1E12 - MTB Adventure Park, Part 4

December 9, 2019

On the way out, a patch of Brown Creepers and Black-and-white Warblers is discovered. (Part 4 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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Christmas Bird Count Special, Part 1

December 22, 2019

Black-capped Chickadees and Snow Buntings abound in the Hanover-Walkerton Christmas Bird Count (part 1 of 2).

Learn more about the Christmas Bird Count at https://www.birdscanada.org/volunteer/cbc/

Credits

Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter.

Creative Commons music by Scott Buckley – https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/ Creative Commons music provided by Kat Claire – https://freesound.org/people/googlekatclaire/

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Christmas Bird Count Special, Part 2

December 25, 2019

Winter songbirds are featured both on the Bruce Peninsula, and around Hamilton, Ontario.

Credits

Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter.

Creative Commons music by Scott Buckley – https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/ Creative Commons music provided by Kat Claire – https://freesound.org/people/googlekatclaire/

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S1E15 - Swan Lake Lane, Part 2

January 13, 2020

A surprise song chorus of Eastern Coyote leads the return walk, including Chipping Sparrows, Indigo Bunting, and some rural Rock Pigeons.

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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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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