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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"

Discord Chat

Songbirding has a channel on the Cast Junkie Discord server, use the following invite link to join: https://discord.gg/MHcPrhc

Acknowledgments

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 & 2021, in various places in Ontario.

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

Discord Chat

Songbirding has a channel on the Cast Junkie Discord server, use the following invite link to join: https://discord.gg/MHcPrhc

Acknowledgments

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/

    S4E11 - A May Snow

    S4E11 - A May Snow

    Snow in May is fairly rare; several days of it even more so! In spite of it all, the birds still sing...

    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

    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.

    S4E10 - Veery

    S4E10 - Veery

    During one last trip through Spooky Hollow, the descending tones of the Veery are heard amongst the diverse species of birds present here.

    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

    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.

    S4E9 - One week later...

    S4E9 - One week later...

    A return to Spooky Hollow demonstrates how different a space can sound on another day, even only a week later.

    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

    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.

    S4E8 - Spooky Hollow

    S4E8 - Spooky Hollow

    South of the town of Simcoe, Ontario within the Norfolk Sand Plain is the Spooky Hollow Nature Sanctuary; a mature Carolinian hardwood forest acquired by the Hamilton Naturalists' Club in 1961.

    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

    Discord Chat
    Songbirding has a channel on the Cast Junkie Discord server, use the following invite link to join: https://discord.gg/MHcPrhc

    There's also a patron-only private server, which you can get access to via Patreon.

    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.

    S4E7 - Variations on a Black-throated Blue Warbler

    S4E7 - 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 "Familiar Lands" by Caden - https://www.jamendo.com/track/1520997/familiar-lands

    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.

    S4E6 - Backus Woods

    S4E6 - 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.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

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.

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.

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