Songbirding

Rob Porter

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.

Songbirding: On Territory (trailer)
Trailer 2 min 1 sec

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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.

Nov 22

37 min 50 sec

Barn Swallows, House Sparrows, and domestic fowl have some very different sounding territories. This unique episode is a soundscape of a barn in Carluke, 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 Special thanks to Wayne Terryberry for use of his barn. 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.

Nov 8

39 min 27 sec

Common True Katydids, Chorus Frogs, grasshoppers, crickets, and Eastern Screech-Owls are featured in this Hallowe'en Special. Article: "The Proper Use of Playback in Birding" - https://www.sibleyguides.com/2011/04/the-proper-use-of-playback-in-birding/ 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 Scott Buckley - https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/library/ 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.

Oct 28

30 min 14 sec

(conclusion) Three short walks that explore Vinemount Swamp & Vinemount Meadows in Saltfleet Twp east of Hamilton, and Crane Lake in the Bruce Peninsula National Park. 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 Scott Buckley - https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/library/ 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.

Oct 25

30 min 49 sec

Baltimore Orioles and Northern Flickers around Fifty Point Conservation area in Grimsby, Ontario, and Hooded Warblers and Acadian Flycatchers at the Fischer Tract in Norfolk County, 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 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.

Oct 11

25 min 27 sec

Blue Jays and warblers abound at Alvar Bay Nature Preserve, in the Bruce Peninsula; and orioles, cuckoos, warblers, vireos and more fill the soundscape with songs at Beverly Swamp Conservation Area in Flamborough, 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 Scott Buckley - https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/library/ 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.

Sep 27

25 min 32 sec

While there may not be a lot of song, birds make plenty of identifiable sounds in the autumn. 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/ 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.

Sep 22

23 min 12 sec

In the return walk, American Kestrel, Hooded Warbler, and more are encountered. 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.

Sep 13

24 min 52 sec

Transitioning from quarry to forest, Yellow-throated Vireos, American Redstarts, a Blue-winged Warbler and more are 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/ 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.

Aug 30

25 min 1 sec

It's an unusual trail: an old road running between two operating quarries, but it is loaded with interesting birdsongs. 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.

Aug 16

21 min 58 sec

Returning to the Halton Forest, a mix of warblers and a curious marsh bird are 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/ 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.

Aug 2

24 min 5 sec

Pine Warblers abound at this small conservation reserve near Cambridge, 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 Caden. 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.

Jul 19

22 min 54 sec

These small brown birds have a big warbling song! 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 Caden. 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.

Jul 5

27 min

Beeeee-buzzzzz. That's what the "respiratory" song of the Blue-winged Warbler sounds like. The Casual Birder Podcast I'd like to congratulate to Suzy on 100 episodes of the Casual Birder Podcast! Visit https://casualbirder.com/ to find out more. 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.

Jun 21

21 min 15 sec

The Bobolink has a unique song... Listeners with high-frequency hearing loss can find a modified version by searching for "Songbirding Under 5KHz". The Casual Birder Podcast Congrats to Suzy on 100 episodes of the Casual Birder Podcast! Visit https://casualbirder.com/ to find out more. 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 Firefl!es: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD0-KV3SoGI 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.

Jun 8

22 min 29 sec

Continuing along the Lafarge Trail, Veeries, Black-and-white Warblers, and more are found. Listeners with high-frequency hearing loss can find a modified version by searching for "Songbirding Under 5KHz". 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 Kai Engel: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel 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.

May 24

21 min 56 sec

Part two of the 7th Annual Dawn Chorus event, hosted by Toronto’s High Park Nature Centre.

May 22

37 min 27 sec

The Beverly Swamp is a 57 hundred acre wetland that is home to a rich diversity of plant and animal life, including many that are rare to the region. Listeners with high-frequency hearing loss can find a modified version by searching for "Songbirding Under 5KHz". 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.

May 10

21 min 50 sec

This soundscape contains the following species: Blue Jay, American Robin, European Starling, Carolina Wren, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Bald Eagle (!), Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Swamp Sparrow Listeners with high-frequency hearing loss can find a modified version by searching for "Songbirding Under 5KHz". Credits Recorded, engineered, and created by Rob Porter. This episode was produced with the support of the High Park Nature Centre: https://highparknaturecentre.com/ Songbirding Cover Art (Blackburnian Warbler) by Lauren Helton: https://tinylongwing.carbonmade.com/projects/5344062 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.

May 8

23 min 40 sec

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 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.

Apr 26

20 min 39 sec

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 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.

Apr 12

22 min 2 sec

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.

Mar 29

25 min 10 sec

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.

Mar 15

34 min 58 sec

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.

Mar 8

26 min 45 sec

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.

Mar 1

29 min

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.

Feb 22

16 min 15 sec

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.

Feb 15

29 min 5 sec

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.

Feb 8

23 min 16 sec

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.

Feb 1

21 min 47 sec

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.

Jan 25

27 min 1 sec

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 Join the patreon on 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.

Jan 14

26 min 27 sec

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

Dec 2020

50 min 43 sec

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

Dec 2020

2 min 1 sec

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

Dec 2020

22 min 42 sec

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

Nov 2020

28 min 49 sec

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

Nov 2020

28 min 12 sec

🎃🦉🦉🎃 A dusk walk amongst some Great Horned Owls.. and some other creatures of the night! Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Creative Commons music by Scott Buckley - https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/ Support You can support the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/songbirding

Oct 2020

16 min 16 sec

Huge swarms of insects might send some birders running away, but insects make great food for many warblers, like the Black-and-white Warbler. 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

Oct 2020

20 min 35 sec

A morning of rich spring birdsong, this time at the Woodland Cemetery in Burlington, Ontario. Part 2 of 2. 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

Oct 2020

23 min 41 sec

(For International Podcast Month) What are the challenges of recording a podcast in natural spaces? Join "Songbirding" host Rob Porter on a hike while he talks about hazards to good quality field recordings, tips and tricks for both recordists and audio documentarians for recording birdsong and other natural phenomena, and much more. Credits Recorded, engineered, narrated and created by Rob Porter. Creative Commons Music by Scott Buckley – https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/

Sep 2020

35 min 26 sec

Special episode for International Podcast Month. Kenneth Eckle, host of PRRP, goes birding. About PRRP aka Podcast Reviews Reviews Podcast: On this podcast, I review the reviews of this podcast. Multi-award-winning. More info: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/prrp-podcast-reviews-reviews-p-766873

Sep 2020

4 min 34 sec

A morning of rich spring birdsong, this time at the Woodland Cemetery in Burlington, Ontario. Part 1 of 2. 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

Sep 2020

22 min 48 sec

The autumn migration is not a great time for hearing full birdsongs, but birding-by-ear is still possible, and useful to help you find all kinds of migrant 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 Scott Buckley - https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/ Support You can support the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/songbirding or on Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/songbirding

Sep 2020

20 min 33 sec

The Cape May Warbler is a species those of us in southern Ontario get to hear singing once a year, during spring migration. 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

Sep 2020

25 min 58 sec

A hike & conversation with Sonya Richmond and Sean Morton about #Hike4Birds, their cross-Canada journey. Read more about them at http://comewalkwithus.online Credits Recorded, edited, and created by Rob Porter. Special guests: Sonya Richmond, Sean Morton Creative Commons music by Assai. Support You can now support Songbirding at https://patreon.com/songbirding

Aug 2020

44 min 38 sec

The Killdeer is one of the most vocal bird species in North America. It may not technically be a songbird, but it will not go anywhere unheard. 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 now support Songbirding at https://patreon.com/songbirding

Aug 2020

22 min 29 sec

Exploring the Fifty Point Conservation Area more thoroughly bring sundry songs of Baltimore Orioles, Blue-grey Gnatcatchers, Chipping Sparrows, and more. 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/

Aug 2020

22 min 25 sec

A review of resources for new birders, especially during COVID-19, with a teaser bonus at the end. Also, please note the podcast will be bi-weekly for a bit until things are less busy.

Jul 2020

27 min 52 sec

Due to some unusual weather events this year, there were a couple occasions for a "fallout" event locally at the Fifty Point Conservation Area. 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/

Jul 2020

20 min 26 sec

More Season 3 episodes coming soon. In the meantime, here's a soundscape of a Mourning Warbler, and a few other species, recorded on June 6, 2020 at the Robertson Tract in Halton Region, Ontario.

Jul 2020

10 min 30 sec