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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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    • 4.4 • 54 Ratings

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/

    Variations on a Black-throated Blue Warbler

    Variations on a Black-throated Blue Warbler

    At Allan Park Conservation Area, a curious Black-throated Blue Warbler is found.

    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

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    • 26 min
    Backus Woods

    Backus Woods

    In south-western Ontario's Norfolk County lies an incredible natural oasis known as Backus Woods.

    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.

    • 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

    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.

    • 16 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

    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.

    • 29 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

    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.

    • 23 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

    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.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

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.

Rustycard ,

Gentle way to learn birdsongs.

Long time birders, but covid has clipped our wings. I feel I am out birding with a friend. As someone else pointed out, also great for insomnia. Some species not common in Georgia but most are. Hoghly recommend.

Charlatte728 ,

Great for relaxing during covid

I’m really glad I stumbled across this podcast! I’m not a big birder, but I love listening to this when trying to relax and get to sleep. Keep up the good work!

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