Season 4

S4E1 - The Huron Fringe
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastJanuary 25, 2021x
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S4E1 - The Huron Fringe

It's late May and I'm out looking for birds along the Huron Fringe -- an area on the eastern shore of Lake Huron, one of the Great Lakes of North America. Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 Creative Commons music by Kristina Budzhiashvili: htt...

S4E2 - Canada Warbler
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastFebruary 01, 2021x
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00:21:4729.92 MB

S4E2 - Canada Warbler

The Canada Warbler is a colourful, energetic little bird that spends only a few weeks on its territory. It is one of the last warblers to arrive, and one of the first to leave. Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 Creative Commons music by Krist...

S4E3 - Sparrows of the Prairie
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastFebruary 08, 2021x
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00:23:1631.97 MB

S4E3 - Sparrows of the Prairie

Its buzz may not seem very songful, but the Clay-coloured Sparrow is a songbird. This prairie species has been expanding its range eastward in recent decades, and currently stands as a rather uncommon breeding bird in Ontario. Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/...

S4E4 - The Halton Forest
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastFebruary 15, 2021x
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00:29:0639.96 MB

S4E4 - The Halton Forest

There are very few large, continuous forests in southern Ontario. The Halton Regional Forest is one of those few, over 1700 acres of reserved tracts that provide rich, varied habitats for many songbird species. Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062...

S4E5 - Hooded Warblers
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastFebruary 22, 2021x
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00:16:1522.32 MB

S4E5 - Hooded Warblers

Continuing the walk through the Halton Forest leads to Brown Creepers, Red-eyed Vireos, and more Hooded Warblers. Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 Creative Commons music by Scott Buckley: https://www.scottbuckley.com.au Support You can s...

S4E6 - Backus Woods
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastMarch 01, 2021x
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00:29:0039.84 MB

S4E6 - Backus Woods

In south-western Ontario's Norfolk County lies an incredible natural oasis known as Backus Woods. Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 Creative Commons music by Kristina Budzhiashvili: https://kristinabudzhiashvili.bandcamp.com Support You c...

S4E7 - Variations on a Black-throated Blue Warbler
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastMarch 08, 2021x
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00:26:4536.74 MB

S4E7 - Variations on a Black-throated Blue Warbler

At Allan Park Conservation Area, a curious Black-throated Blue Warbler is found. Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 Creative Commons music "Familiar Lands" by Caden - https://www.jamendo.com/track/1520997/familiar-lands Support You can sup...

S4E8 - Spooky Hollow

S4E8 - Spooky Hollow

South of the town of Simcoe, Ontario within the Norfolk Sand Plain is the Spooky Hollow Nature Sanctuary; a mature Carolinian hardwood forest acquired by the Hamilton Naturalists' Club in 1961. Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 Creative Commo...

S4E9 - One week later...
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastMarch 29, 2021x
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00:25:1034.58 MB

S4E9 - One week later...

A return to Spooky Hollow demonstrates how different a space can sound on another day, even only a week later. Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 Creative Commons music by Kristina Budzhiashvili: https://kristinabudzhiashvili.bandcamp.com Th...

S4E10 - Veery
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastApril 12, 2021x
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S4E10 - Veery

During one last trip through Spooky Hollow, the descending tones of the Veery are heard amongst the diverse species of birds present here. Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 Creative Commons music by Kristina Budzhiashvili: https://kristinabud...

S4E11 - A May Snow
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastApril 26, 2021x
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00:20:3928.37 MB

S4E11 - A May Snow

Snow in May is fairly rare; several days of it even more so! In spite of it all, the birds still sing... Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 Creative Commons music by Kristina Budzhiashvili: https://kristinabudzhiashvili.bandcamp.com Discord ...

S4E12 - The Beverly Swamp, Part 1

S4E12 - The Beverly Swamp, Part 1

The Beverly Swamp is a 57 hundred acre wetland that is home to a rich diversity of plant and animal life, including many that are rare to the region. Listeners with high-frequency hearing loss can find a modified version by searching for "Songbirding Under 5KHz". Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helto...

S4E13 - The Beverly Swamp, Part 2
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastMay 24, 2021x
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00:21:5630.13 MB

S4E13 - The Beverly Swamp, Part 2

Continuing along the Lafarge Trail, Veeries, Black-and-white Warblers, and more are found. Listeners with high-frequency hearing loss can find a modified version by searching for "Songbirding Under 5KHz". Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 C...

S4E14 - Bobolinks
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastJune 08, 2021x
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00:22:2930.88 MB

S4E14 - Bobolinks

The Bobolink has a unique song... Listeners with high-frequency hearing loss can find a modified version by searching for "Songbirding Under 5KHz". The Casual Birder Podcast Congrats to Suzy on 100 episodes of the Casual Birder Podcast! Visit https://casualbirder.com/ to find out more. Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburni...

S4E15 - Blue-winged Warbler
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastJune 21, 2021x
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00:21:1529.2 MB

S4E15 - Blue-winged Warbler

Beeeee-buzzzzz. That's what the "respiratory" song of the Blue-winged Warbler sounds like. The Casual Birder Podcast I'd like to congratulate to Suzy on 100 episodes of the Casual Birder Podcast! Visit https://casualbirder.com/ to find out more. Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinyl...

S4E16 - House Wren
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastJuly 05, 2021x
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S4E16 - House Wren

These small brown birds have a big warbling song! Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 Creative Commons music by Caden. This podcast is powered by Pinecast . Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, us...

S4E17 - Meister Tract
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastJuly 19, 2021x
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S4E17 - Meister Tract

Pine Warblers abound at this small conservation reserve near Cambridge, Ontario. Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 Creative Commons music by Caden. This podcast is powered by Pinecast . Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card require...

S4E18 - Robertson Tract
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastAugust 02, 2021x
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S4E18 - Robertson Tract

Returning to the Halton Forest, a mix of warblers and a curious marsh bird are found. Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 Creative Commons music by Kristina Budzhiashvili - https://kristinabudzhiashvili.bandcamp.com/ This podcast is powered b...

S4E19 - Nassagaweya-Esquesing Townline, Part 1
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastAugust 16, 2021x
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00:21:5830.18 MB

S4E19 - Nassagaweya-Esquesing Townline, Part 1

It's an unusual trail: an old road running between two operating quarries, but it is loaded with interesting birdsongs. Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 Creative Commons music by Kristina Budzhiashvili - https://kristinabudzhiashvili.bandcam...

S4E20 - Nassagaweya-Esquesing Townline, Part 2
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastAugust 30, 2021x
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S4E20 - Nassagaweya-Esquesing Townline, Part 2

Transitioning from quarry to forest, Yellow-throated Vireos, American Redstarts, a Blue-winged Warbler and more are found. Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 Creative Commons music by Kristina Budzhiashvili - https://kristinabudzhiashvili.band...

S4E21 - Nassagaweya-Esquesing Townline, Part 3
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastSeptember 13, 2021x
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00:24:5234.16 MB

S4E21 - Nassagaweya-Esquesing Townline, Part 3

In the return walk, American Kestrel, Hooded Warbler, and more are encountered. Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 Creative Commons music by Kristina Budzhiashvili - https://kristinabudzhiashvili.bandcamp.com/ This podcast is powered by Pine...

S4E22 - Short Walks, Part 1
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastSeptember 27, 2021x
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S4E22 - Short Walks, Part 1

Blue Jays and warblers abound at Alvar Bay Nature Preserve, in the Bruce Peninsula; and orioles, cuckoos, warblers, vireos and more fill the soundscape with songs at Beverly Swamp Conservation Area in Flamborough, Ontario. Listener survey: https://songbirding.com/survey Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Laure...

S4E23 - Short Walks, Part 2
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastOctober 11, 2021x
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00:25:2734.96 MB

S4E23 - Short Walks, Part 2

Baltimore Orioles and Northern Flickers around Fifty Point Conservation area in Grimsby, Ontario, and Hooded Warblers and Acadian Flycatchers at the Fischer Tract in Norfolk County, Ontario. Listener survey: https://songbirding.com/survey Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.c...

S4E24 - Short Walks, Part 3
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastOctober 25, 2021x
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00:30:4942.33 MB

S4E24 - Short Walks, Part 3

(conclusion) Three short walks that explore Vinemount Swamp & Vinemount Meadows in Saltfleet Twp east of Hamilton, and Crane Lake in the Bruce Peninsula National Park. Listener survey: https://songbirding.com/survey Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/proje...

S4E25 - In the Barn
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastNovember 08, 2021x
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S4E25 - In the Barn

Barn Swallows, House Sparrows, and domestic fowl have some very different sounding territories. This unique episode is a soundscape of a barn in Carluke, Ontario. Listener survey: https://songbirding.com/survey Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/53440...

S4E26 - A Flurry of Snow Buntings
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastNovember 22, 2021x
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00:37:5051.97 MB

S4E26 - A Flurry of Snow Buntings

From late October through March, Snow Buntings follow the snowfall south. In this recording, a flock of a few hundred in Haldimand County, Ontario is featured. Listener survey: https://songbirding.com/survey Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 ...

S4E27 - A Loudness of Trumpeter Swans
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastDecember 06, 2021x
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S4E27 - A Loudness of Trumpeter Swans

Every winter, the Trumpeter Swans return to their "territory" at LaSalle Park in Burlington, Ontario. Listener survey: https://songbirding.com/survey Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 Creative Commons music by Kevin McLeod This podcast is...

S4E28 - Early Spring Songs
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastDecember 20, 2021x
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S4E28 - Early Spring Songs

Today we visit Cootes Paradise in mid-March, and hear Red-winged Blackbirds, in addition to a number of other species. Listener survey: https://songbirding.com/survey Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 Creative Commons music by REW<< h...

S4E29 - Birding in Chest Waders
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastFebruary 07, 2022x
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S4E29 - Birding in Chest Waders

Some songbird territories are a bit more difficult to access... Listener survey: https://songbirding.com/survey Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 Creative Commons music by Maarten Schellekens https://freemusicarchive.org/music/maarten-schel...

S4E30 - Song Sparrow
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastFebruary 15, 2022x
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00:23:2632.19 MB

S4E30 - Song Sparrow

A return back to Hayesland Sanctuary, where a couple Song Sparrows are vying for territory. Listener survey: https://songbirding.com/survey Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 Creative Commons music by Maarten Schellekens https://freemusicarc...

S4E31 - White-throated Sparrow
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastFebruary 21, 2022x
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00:22:5831.55 MB

S4E31 - White-throated Sparrow

A summer's day at Fletcher Creek Ecological Preserve in Flamborough, Ontario. Listener survey: https://songbirding.com/survey Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 Creative Commons music by REW<< https://freemusicarchive.org/music/REW_112...

S4E32 - Cerulean Warbler
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastFebruary 28, 2022x
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S4E32 - Cerulean Warbler

Today I’m in the Dundas Valley, just below the Niagara Escarpment in Hamilton Ontario, one of the largest remaining Carolinian Forests in the region. In addition to the Cerulean Warbler, we’ll be listening for Indigo Bunting, Wood Thrush, American Redstart, and more. Listener survey: https://songbirding.com/survey Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbi...

S4E33 - An Evening With Chorus Frogs
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastMarch 07, 2022x
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S4E33 - An Evening With Chorus Frogs

Frogs are also known to establish territory using calls and songs. Tonight we'll be taking dusk spring walk through the Vinemount Swamp, and will hear thousands, maybe tens of thousands, of chorus frogs. Listener survey: https://songbirding.com/survey Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://t...

S4E34 - Spring Awakenings
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastMarch 14, 2022x
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00:33:1445.65 MB

S4E34 - Spring Awakenings

Frogs are also known to establish territory using calls and songs. This morning we'll be taking a walk through the Beverly Swamp, listening for spring arrivals, and emerged frog species. Listener survey: https://songbirding.com/survey Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbo...

S4E35 - Rain Chorus at Valens Lake
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastApril 04, 2022x
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S4E35 - Rain Chorus at Valens Lake

Note: This was delayed a week due to technical issues. Back on schedule now! Weekly until May, then bi-weekly again. After a heavy rain, many bird species will sing to re-establish territory as if it's a new day. Listener survey: https://songbirding.com/survey Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton...

S4E36 - Valens Lake in June

S4E36 - Valens Lake in June

In June of 2021 I returned to Valens Lake, during the height of breeding season. Listener survey: https://songbirding.com/survey Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 Creative Commons music by Maarten Schellekens https://freemusicarchive.org/mu...

S4E37 - Dawn Chorus in Cootes Paradise
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastApril 18, 2022x
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00:48:0966.14 MB

S4E37 - Dawn Chorus in Cootes Paradise

At sunrise in Cootes Paradise, the dawn chorus can overwhelm all the sounds of the city. Listener survey: https://songbirding.com/survey Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 Creative Commons music by Maarten Schellekens https://freemusicarchiv...

S4E38 - Evensong
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastApril 25, 2022x
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00:40:0154.96 MB

S4E38 - Evensong

At sunset in some locations, an auditory compliment to the dawn chorus occurs. Listener survey: https://songbirding.com/survey Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 Creative Commons music by Kristina Budzhiashvili: https://kristinabudzhiashvili...