Songbirding Season 6 Episodes Release on Tuesdays

Acoustic explorations of songbird habitat


What Songbirding Listeners Say

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Quietly listening

I enjoy that our host doesn’t talk incessantly over the sounds of nature. Lovely wind down in the evening

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Can’t sleep without it

When stress hits in the middle of the night this is my go-to solution. Particularly season 3. What would I do without this?!

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High quality birding content

An immersive experience with high quality recordings and gentle, insightful commentary. This podcast absolutely nails the balance between informative, educational and enjoyable for all levels of birders. Highly recommend the Songbirding Serenades series as well for deep dives into learning specific species.

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Still enjoying after all these years

I look forward to this each and every week, thanks for all these recordings

About the host & creator

Rob Porter

I’m a naturalist and software engineer in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. For a decade I’ve been learning bird identification both by eye and ear, and occasionally leading small group birding outings with the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club.

In the last few years I’ve also been recording birdsong, starting with with my handheld setup (iPhone + mic) and with automated bioacoustic recording devices I’ve built or acquired, then followed by more professional equipment, such as the Zoom H6 and Zoom XYH-5.

In 2018 I set up the Hamilton Bioacoustics Research Project where we’ve recorded thousands of hours of soundscapes in natural spaces throughout our region. We’ve also devised various methods for volunteers to turn the recordings into observational data. This was as stepping stone towards the creation of Songbirding.