130 episodes

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 & 2021, in various places in Ontario.

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

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 & 2021, in various places in Ontario.

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

Credits

Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter.

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

    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

    This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-da20d0 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Songbirding.

    • 32 min
    Solstice in the Quietude, Part 2

    Solstice in the Quietude, Part 2

    At the end of the day, we listen to the last songs of the summer solstice of 2022 in Johnston Harbour, Ontario.

    Additional recommended listening: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/songscapes-835352/episodes/whip-poor-will-39174454

    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

    This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-da20d0 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Songbirding.

    • 27 min
    The Wind & the Warblers

    The Wind & the Warblers

    It’s one day later, and after a big wind storm in the morning, I’m out visiting a rarely visited nature sanctuary adjacent to the National Park. We’ll be listening to the Blackburnian Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, and these Blue-headed Vireos.

    Additional recommended listening: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/songbirding-915659/episodes/robertson-tract-96082634

    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

    This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-da20d0 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Songbirding.

    • 26 min
    Red-eyed Vireo Chorus

    Red-eyed Vireo Chorus

    Early morning in my campsite, I hit record as the birds wake (me) up.

    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

    This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-da20d0 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Songbirding.

    • 54 min
    Jack Pine Alvar, Part 1

    Jack Pine Alvar, Part 1

    The lands surrounding Johnson Harbour are primarily alvar: rocky ground, with very little soil. Many sections contain a lot of Jack Pine as well, making this a new habitat type to explore.

    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

    This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-da20d0 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Songbirding.

    • 22 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

    This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-da20d0 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Songbirding.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

Dikarandga ,

Wonderful bird recordings!

Thank you for sharing your recordings of birds in the natural world. What a treat for my ears and a salve for my mind.

acornkc ,

Thank you.

Your podcasts are meditation. They are so enjoyable, peaceful and calming.

Lorakp ,

I absolutely LOVE this podcast

As someone who appreciates nature and birds and ALSO has difficulty falling asleep this podcast is ideal. I can listen during the day when I want to learn more about a wide variety of birds and their calls and can listen again at night to help me relax and fall asleep. That’s a podcast win-win in my book.

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