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_This version of Songbirding is modified for listeners with high-frequency hearing loss. All sounds above 5kHz have been transposed down one octave._

Songbirding takes you on an auditory journey through the songs of birds. Recorded entirely outdoors, a variety of songbird species from the Great Lakes region of North America are featured. Each episode provides listeners with a unique and immersive experience, as they listen to the beautiful melodies and calls of different birds in their natural habitats.

Along with the sounds, birding guide Rob Porter shares interesting facts and insights about the birds, providing a deeper understanding of their behaviour and significance in the ecosystems they inhabit.

Season 1, "The Bruce Peninsula" was recorded in July of 2019, in the peak of songbird breeding season.

Season 2, "Midsummer" was recorded in July and August of 2019, in southern Ontario.

Season 2 of this podcast updates bi-weekly on Mondays and Thursdays in March and April 2020.

The Bruce Peninsula (also known as the Saugeen Peninsula) is the traditional territory of the Haudensaunee (Iroquois), Ojibway/Chippewa and Anishnabek. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties, with the exception of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation which is unceded territory.

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Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter.

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_This version of Songbirding is modified for listeners with high-frequency hearing loss. All sounds above 5kHz have been transposed down one octave._

Songbirding takes you on an auditory journey through the songs of birds. Recorded entirely outdoors, a variety of songbird species from the Great Lakes region of North America are featured. Each episode provides listeners with a unique and immersive experience, as they listen to the beautiful melodies and calls of different birds in their natural habitats.

Along with the sounds, birding guide Rob Porter shares interesting facts and insights about the birds, providing a deeper understanding of their behaviour and significance in the ecosystems they inhabit.

Season 1, "The Bruce Peninsula" was recorded in July of 2019, in the peak of songbird breeding season.

Season 2, "Midsummer" was recorded in July and August of 2019, in southern Ontario.

Season 2 of this podcast updates bi-weekly on Mondays and Thursdays in March and April 2020.

The Bruce Peninsula (also known as the Saugeen Peninsula) is the traditional territory of the Haudensaunee (Iroquois), Ojibway/Chippewa and Anishnabek. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties, with the exception of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation which is unceded territory.

Credits

Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter.

    Solstice in the Quietude, Part 1

    Solstice in the Quietude, Part 1

    It's late afternoon during the summer solstice of 2021, a time of the day when the birds are singing at a slower, more relaxed pace in the quiet soundscape of the Bruce Peninsula National Park in Ontario, Canada.

    Credits

    Songbirding was 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 was provided by Punch Deck: https://soundcloud.com/punch-deck

    Find out more at http://5khz.songbirding.com

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    • 31 min
    The Huron Fringe

    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: https://kristinabudzhiashvili.bandcamp.com

    Support
    You can support the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/songbirding

    Find out more at http://5khz.songbirding.com

    • 27 min
    Canada Warbler

    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 Kristina Budzhiashvili: https://kristinabudzhiashvili.bandcamp.com

    Support
    You can support the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/songbirding

    Find out more at http://5khz.songbirding.com

    • 21 min
    Sparrows of the Prairie

    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/projects/5344062

    Creative Commons music by Kristina Budzhiashvili: https://kristinabudzhiashvili.bandcamp.com

    Support
    You can support the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/songbirding

    Find out more at http://5khz.songbirding.com

    • 23 min
    The Halton Forest

    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

    Creative Commons music by Kristina Budzhiashvili: https://kristinabudzhiashvili.bandcamp.com

    Support
    You can support the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/songbirding

    Find out more at http://5khz.songbirding.com

    • 29 min
    Hooded Warblers

    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 support the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/songbirding

    Find out more at http://5khz.songbirding.com

    • 16 min

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