Season 6

S6E1 - The Hermits of Allegheny (Hermit Thrush)
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastDecember 12, 2023x
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00:28:0138.48 MB

S6E1 - The Hermits of Allegheny (Hermit Thrush)

It’s almost sunset and I’ve driven to the closest trailhead I see on the map near to where I am camping: a trail leading to Hector Falls, in the Tionesta Scenic Area. More about Hermit Thrushes: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Hermit_Thrush/overview You can also listen to my Birdsong Serenades episode about Hermit Thrushes as a subscriber to the Songbirding Studios Patreon, or Apple Podc...

S6E2 - A Perfect July Morning (Hooded Warbler)
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastDecember 19, 2023x
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00:23:0631.74 MB

S6E2 - A Perfect July Morning (Hooded Warbler)

It’s my first morning in Allegheny National Forest and the weather is clear and sunny — a perfect July day for recording birdsong. I’ve parked at the same trailhead for Hector’s Falls as I did the evening before. This time I’m planning to make it all the way to the falls, and perhaps beyond. More about Hooded Warbler: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Hooded_Warbler You can also listen t...

S6E3 - A Sore Sounding Song (Scarlet Tanager)
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastJanuary 09, 2024x
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00:28:2339 MB

S6E3 - A Sore Sounding Song (Scarlet Tanager)

As the hike to Hector Falls continues, Scarlet Tanagers and many other songbird species are encountered. More about Scarlet Tanager: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Scarlet_Tanager eBird Checklist for the outing this was recorded during: https://ebird.org/checklist/S115100430 Download Merlin Bird ID today: https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/ Credits Songbirding: The Allegheny Nationa...

S6E4 - Hector Falls, Part 1 (Red-eyed Vireo)
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastJanuary 16, 2024x
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00:27:0137.12 MB

S6E4 - Hector Falls, Part 1 (Red-eyed Vireo)

We’re approaching Hector’s Falls, and the habitat has changed a bit, with a stream alongside a winding single-track trail. More about the Red-eyed Vireo: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-eyed_Vireo/overview eBird Checklist for the outing this was recorded during: https://ebird.org/checklist/S115100430 Download Merlin Bird ID today: https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/ Credits Songb...

S6E5 - Hector Falls, Part 2 (Blue-headed Vireo)
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastJanuary 23, 2024x
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00:18:4325.73 MB

S6E5 - Hector Falls, Part 2 (Blue-headed Vireo)

I’ve made it to Hector’s Falls - it’s not a very tall waterfall but it is very compelling to look at. The water flows off of a rectangular-shaped rock face, forming a thin silk-sheet like stream of water. Anywhere there is flowing water, there will be insects, and where there are insects to be fed on, there will be plenty of bird species. More about the Blue-headed Vireo: https://www.allabou...

S6E6 - The Hike Back, Part 1 (Black-throated Green Warbler)
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastFebruary 06, 2024x
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00:27:0837.28 MB

S6E6 - The Hike Back, Part 1 (Black-throated Green Warbler)

I’m beginning my hike back to the main road. One might expect this means we’ll hear the same birds, but that’s not always going to be the case. Some species move around during the day, or might vocalize less or more often, or differently, at different times of the day. We’ve not yet heard everything this trail has to offer today. More about Black-throated Green Warblers: https://www.allabo...

S6E7 - The Hike Back, Part 2 (Winter Wren)
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastFebruary 20, 2024x
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00:29:0139.86 MB

S6E7 - The Hike Back, Part 2 (Winter Wren)

Conclusion of the Hector Falls hike. More about Winter Wren: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Winter_Wren/overview eBird Checklist for the outing this was recorded during: https://ebird.org/checklist/S115100430 Download Merlin Bird ID today: https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/ Credits Songbirding: The Allegheny National Forest is a Songbirding Studios production. Recorded, engineere...

S6E8 - Hector Falls Forestry Road, Part 1 (Black-throated Blue Warbler)
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastFebruary 27, 2024x
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S6E8 - Hector Falls Forestry Road, Part 1 (Black-throated Blue Warbler)

I’ve been driving along the forest road near Hector’s Falls to find some new habitat niches, listening for more songs and sounds. After several hours of hiking, it’s a nice break to cover ground while giving my leg muscles a rest. More about the Black-throated Blue Warbler: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black-throated_Blue_Warbler eBird Checklist for the outing this was recorded during...

S6E9 - Hector Falls Forestry Road, Part 2
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastMarch 05, 2024x
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00:19:1126.35 MB

S6E9 - Hector Falls Forestry Road, Part 2

The back half of the drive along Hector Falls Forestry Road. eBird Checklist for the outing this was recorded during: https://ebird.org/checklist/S115104445 Download Merlin Bird ID today: https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/ Credits Songbirding: The Allegheny National Forest is a Songbirding Studios production. Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. The Songbirding co...

S6E10 - Nocturnal Birding (Eastern Whip-poor-will)
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastMarch 12, 2024x
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00:27:3937.98 MB

S6E10 - Nocturnal Birding (Eastern Whip-poor-will)

At the end of the very first episode of this season I mentioned we’ve be coming back to the nocturnal portion of that hike, and here we are! This’ll be less birdsong, more talk and waiting in the quiet, I’m going to talk a bit about the Eastern Whip-poor-will. I’ll make reference to some bat sounds, but I couldn’t quite make them audible in the recording this time around. Stick around to the e...

S6E11 - Introduction to Hickory Creek, Part 1 (Mystery Species)
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastMarch 19, 2024x
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00:20:5716.79 MB

S6E11 - Introduction to Hickory Creek, Part 1 (Mystery Species)

The Hickory Creek Wilderness Trail is a 21km trail that I won't taking in full this year, but perhaps in a future year. For now, I'm going to peek in a bit, and take a listen. eBird Checklist for the outing this was recorded during: https://ebird.org/checklist/S115878656 Download Merlin Bird ID today: https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/ Credits Songbirding: The Allegheny National Forest is...

S6E12 - Introduction to Hickory Creek, Part 2
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastMarch 26, 2024x
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00:30:5242.39 MB

S6E12 - Introduction to Hickory Creek, Part 2

Eastern Chipmunk, Scarlet Tanager, and Red-eyed Vireo are featured in the last half of this introductory hike to Hickory Creek. eBird Checklist for the outing this was recorded during: https://ebird.org/checklist/S115878656 Download Merlin Bird ID today: https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/ Credits Songbirding: The Allegheny National Forest is a Songbirding Studios production. Recorded, e...

S6E13 - Evening Climb along Deer Lick Run, Part 1 (Dark-eyed Junco)
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastApril 09, 2024x
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00:28:2939.13 MB

S6E13 - Evening Climb along Deer Lick Run, Part 1 (Dark-eyed Junco)

As we ascend one of the trails that follows Deer Lick Run near Sheffield, Hermit Thrushes, Dark-eyed Juncos, Ovenbirds sing their evening songs. Learn more about the Dark-eyed Junco: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Dark-eyed_Junco/overview eBird Checklist for the outing this was recorded during: https://ebird.org/checklist/S115149345 Download Merlin Bird ID today: https://merlin.allabo...

S6E14 - Evening Climb along Deer Lick Run, Part 2 (Wood Thrush)
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastApril 16, 2024x
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00:22:4931.35 MB

S6E14 - Evening Climb along Deer Lick Run, Part 2 (Wood Thrush)

As we descend the trails of Deer Lick Run, Hermit Thrush songs give way to their Wood Thrush cousins. Learn more about the Wood Thrush: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Wood_Thrush eBird Checklist for the outing this was recorded during: https://ebird.org/checklist/S115149345 Download Merlin Bird ID today: https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/ Credits Songbirding: The Allegheny National...

S6E15 - The Edge of Heart's Content, Part 1
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastApril 30, 2024x
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00:24:3033.67 MB

S6E15 - The Edge of Heart's Content, Part 1

Heart's Content Scenic Area is one of the few "old growth" forests in Pennsylvania. Instead of going deep into the old growth though, today I’ll be exploring the picnic area and nearby interpretive trails. It may seem counterintuitive, but the greatest diversity of songbirds can be heard by sticking close to edge habitat — that is, habitats that represent border between two or more habitats. I...

S6E16 - The Edge of Heart's Content, Part 2
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastMay 07, 2024x
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00:30:4442.23 MB

S6E16 - The Edge of Heart's Content, Part 2

In this episode we continue with the exploration of Heart's Content via the interpretive trails along the edge habitat. eBird Checklist for the outing this was recorded during: https://ebird.org/checklist/S119284081 Download Merlin Bird ID today: https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/ Credits Songbirding: The Allegheny National Forest is a Songbirding Studios production. Recorded, engineere...

S6E17 - Dawn Hike at Deer Lick Run, Part 1
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastMay 21, 2024x
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00:25:4035.25 MB

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. Rat...

S6E18 - Dawn Hike at Deer Lick Run, Part 2 (Magnolia Warbler)
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastMay 28, 2024x
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00:29:1740.24 MB

S6E18 - Dawn Hike at Deer Lick Run, Part 2 (Magnolia Warbler)

The dawn hike up Deer Lick Run continues, including some morning songs from Magnolia Warblers. eBird Checklist for the outing this was recorded during: https://ebird.org/checklist/S115878501 Download Merlin Bird ID today: https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/ Credits Songbirding: The Allegheny National Forest is a Songbirding Studios production. Recorded, engineered, narrated and created b...

S6E19 - Dawn Hike at Deer Lick Run, Part 3 (Common Yellowthroat)
Songbirding: A Birding-by-ear PodcastJune 11, 2024x
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00:28:0638.61 MB

S6E19 - Dawn Hike at Deer Lick Run, Part 3 (Common Yellowthroat)

The hike continues with Common Yellowthoats, Indigo Buntings, and much more. Credits Songbirding: The Allegheny National Forest is a Songbirding Studios production. Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. The Songbirding cover art (Blackburnian Warbler) is by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 Creative Commons music is from Jason Shaw....