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Immerse yourself in birdsong in this relaxed pace acoustic exploration of natural spaces in mid-western and southern Ontario. Whether you're an emerging or veteran birder looking to test and build upon your birdsong identification skills or someone who appreciates the natural world, this unique series will bring you as close as you can get to birding in the field without going anywhere.

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 Hamilton, Waterloo, and Cambridge.

Season 3, "Spring of Solitude" was recorded in spring of 2020, in the Hamilton, the Niagara Region, and Norfolk County.

Season 4, "On Territory" was recorded throughout 2020, in various places in Ontario.

For those with high-frequency hearing loss, please search for "Songbirding Under 5kHz"

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.

Cover art by Lauren Helton - https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/

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Immerse yourself in birdsong in this relaxed pace acoustic exploration of natural spaces in mid-western and southern Ontario. Whether you're an emerging or veteran birder looking to test and build upon your birdsong identification skills or someone who appreciates the natural world, this unique series will bring you as close as you can get to birding in the field without going anywhere.

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 Hamilton, Waterloo, and Cambridge.

Season 3, "Spring of Solitude" was recorded in spring of 2020, in the Hamilton, the Niagara Region, and Norfolk County.

Season 4, "On Territory" was recorded throughout 2020, in various places in Ontario.

For those with high-frequency hearing loss, please search for "Songbirding Under 5kHz"

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.

Cover art by Lauren Helton - https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/

    First Birds of 2021

    First Birds of 2021

    It's a new year, which means the start of a new "year list".

    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

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    • 26 min
    A Winter Finch Special

    A Winter Finch Special

    The winter of 2020-2021 is gearing up to be an important season for winter finches. In this special, the sounds of the various kinds of winter finches are reviewed.

    Credits
    Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter.

    Creative Commons music by Scott Buckley - https://www.scottbuckley.com.au

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    • 50 min
    Songbirding: On Territory (trailer)

    Songbirding: On Territory (trailer)

    There are limitless locations where one can observe songbirds in the Great Lakes region.

    Join me as I explore a selection of these natural spaces; you can learn how to identify birds by songs and calls, and you might also find yourself relaxing to the natural soundscapes.

    Credits
    Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter.

    Cover art by Lauren Helton - https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/

    Creative Commons music "Familiar Lands" by Caden - https://www.jamendo.com/track/1520997/familiar-lands

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

    • 2 min
    Long Point

    Long Point

    There are a number of migration hotspots along the north shore of Lake Erie in Ontario. One of those is Long Point Provincial Park.

    In this unprecedented year, nearly all of these locations were closed for the vast majority of migration season.

    However, the provincial parks began to open just at the very end of migration, giving one last opportunity to observe hundreds to thousands of migrating birds pass through on their journey north.

    Normally, Long Point would be packed with birders, but on this day in this spring of solitude I could count on one hand the number of visitors to this important migration flyway.

    Thank you for listening to this third season of Songbirding! A new season of episodes will start soon, in the new year, which will focus on bird species recorded on their breeding territories.

    Credits
    Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter.

    Creative Commons music by Kai Engel - https://www.kai-engel.com/

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

    • 22 min
    Tennessee Warblers

    Tennessee Warblers

    There's a short window of a couple weeks per year when one can hear the song of the Tennessee Warbler in Southern Ontario, and on this May morning at Fifty Point Conservation Area there were no shortage of these high-pitched songsters.

    For those with high-frequency hearing loss, you may alternatively download to "Songbirding Under 5kHz".

    Credits
    Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter.

    Creative Commons music by Kai Engel - https://www.kai-engel.com/

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

    • 28 min
    South Shore of Cootes Paradise

    South Shore of Cootes Paradise

    In between the cities of Hamilton and Burlington lies the urban nature sanctuary of Cootes Paradise, a haven for both breeding and migrating bird species.

    For those with high-frequency hearing loss, you may alternatively download to "Songbirding Under 5kHz".

    Credits
    Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter.

    Creative Commons music by Kai Engel - https://www.kai-engel.com/

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

    Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free, no credit card required, forever. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-da20d0 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Songbirding.

    • 28 min

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