Adirondack Brook

Hey everyone! The spring field season is almost upon me and I won't be able to continue posting regularly beyond the end of March – I figured I'd better warn you. However, I hope to blog regularly during my journeys, perhaps every two days or so. My first adventure will be spending 10-12 days in the Smoky Mountains in mid-April. Ted Mack will … [Read more...]

Whitethroat Migration

I figured it would be a good idea to follow up the snapping turtle recording with something a little easier on the ears. So here is a pleasant soundscape I recorded in late late April of 2000 at Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky. It features the sweet, pure whistles of several migrating White-throated Sparrows, along with other bird sounds and the … [Read more...]

White-throated Sparrow: Whistler of the North

Among our native sparrows (family Emberizidae), there are a number of beautiful singers. The Fox Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, and Bachman's Sparrow come to mind—all possess rather complex, melodic songs. But to me, perhaps of the most beautiful sparrow song of all is that of the White-throated Sparrow, a handsome species that breeds in northern areas … [Read more...]