S6E17 - Dawn Hike at Deer Lick Run, Part 1
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastMay 21, 2024x
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S6E17 - Dawn Hike at Deer Lick Run, Part 1

At sunrise every morning during bird breeding season, habitats everywhere erupt into birdsong.

This is referred to as the Dawn Chorus, and depending on where you live, it could be just a few neighbourhood backyard birds, or a deafening cacophony of various species competing to be heard the most.

I’m taking advantage of staying at campgrounds that have access to exceptional nature trails. Rather than driving somewhere to record, I’m going straight from the tent to the trails that meander up through valleys full of Eastern Hemlock and other Carolinian Forest species.

This will be my last day here in July of 2022, but it will be a very busy one. For the next 5 episodes we’ll be exploring this part of Allegheny National Forest, then making a couple more stops on my journey back home.

Keep listening after the credits, I’ve included some Winter Wrens and other species captured by a stationary recorder I left sitting near the campgrounds during this dawn chorus.

eBird Checklist for the outing this was recorded during: https://ebird.org/checklist/S115878501

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