113 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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    • 4.4 • 61 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 & 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/

    Christmas Bird Count Special (2021-22)

    Christmas Bird Count Special (2021-22)

    Recorded on December 30, 2021 during the 1st Flamborough Christmas Bird Count, at Fletcher Creek Ecological Preserve in Puslinch, 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 Scott Buckley - https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/library/

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    • 47 min
    Songbirding Monthly: December 2021

    Songbirding Monthly: December 2021

    For the holidays I'm releasing a bonus sample of Songbirding Monthly, normally a Patreon exclusive.

    This month's episode was recorded at Taquanyah Conservation Area and Valens Lake Conservation Area, both in southern Ontario.

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    • 32 min
    Serenades: American Redstart

    Serenades: American Redstart

    For the holidays I'm releasing a sample episode of Songbirding Serenades, normally a Patreon exclusive. Enjoy!

    The American Redstart is a cheery, friendly warbler that vocalizes in a lot of different ways.

    It can be hard to nail down this song as it varies so much, but generally it is always a short song, and tends to end abruptly or with an accent. It is a fairly persistent singer though, as you will hear -- and the pause between each song is usually only a few seconds long.

    A few times in these following soundscapes it may even sound like the redstart is mimicking other warbler species. But, do be aware, some of these recordings actually do contain other species.

    For feedback you can contact me through Patreon, Discord, or email songbirdingpod@gmail.com. Each episode is a paid subscriber exclusive. If and when I get more soundscape recordings of a species, I will go back and add the new content to the existing episode, so a given episode may grow in length over time.

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    • 23 min
    Early Spring Songs

    Early Spring Songs

    Today we visit Cootes Paradise in mid-March, and hear Red-winged Blackbirds, in addition to a number of other species.

    Listener survey: https://songbirding.com/survey

    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 REW https://freemusicarchive.org/music/REW_1123

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    • 44 min
    A Loudness of Trumpeter Swans

    A Loudness of Trumpeter Swans

    Every winter, the Trumpeter Swans return to their "territory" at LaSalle Park in Burlington, Ontario.

    Listener survey: https://songbirding.com/survey

    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 Kevin McLeod

    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
    A Flurry of Snow Buntings

    A Flurry of Snow Buntings

    From late October through March, Snow Buntings follow the snowfall south. In this recording, a flock of a few hundred in Haldimand County, Ontario is featured.

    Listener survey: https://songbirding.com/survey

    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 REW https://freemusicarchive.org/music/REW_1123

    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.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

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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.

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Thank you.

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

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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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