The Northern Waterthrush arrives late April in the Hamilton area, preferring swampy forested habitat. Its song is described as a loud and ringing warble, that accelerates into a jumble of quick notes. For the trained ear, it is similar to the related Yellow Warbler.
This soundscape is derived from recordings made in the morning of April 25, 2019 at Hayesland Swamp Nature Sanctuary, Flamborough, Ontario.
You will hear: American Robin, Northern Waterthrush, Wild Turkey, Song Sparrow, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, American Crow, White-breasted Nuthatch, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Rusty Blackbird (very briefly), Northern Flicker, Canada Goose.
Audio editing: Rob Porter
Audio sourced from the Hamilton Bioacoustics Research Project of the Hamilton Naturalists' Club.
For more information, see http://hamiltonnature.org/songscapes