When I launch my soundscape series of products, I plan to include a title called "Songbird Portraits," which will include recordings of a variety of my favorite singers. These will differ from most of my other soundscape recordings in that individual singers will be prominently featured, even though embedded in a wide soundscape. The following … [Read more...]

Winter Wren Portrait

Naturalist John Burroughs (1837-1921) described the Winter Wren's song as "a tremulous, vibrating tongue of silver" and he wrote that "the silence was suddenly broken by a strain so rapid and gushing, and touched with such a wild, sylvan plaintiveness, that I listened in amazement." Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was equally impressed by the … [Read more...]

Winter Wrens — Nature’s Magical Songsters

Winter Wren Recording: Song of a Winter Wren recorded at dawn, Ferd's Bog, Adirondack State Park, NY. © Wil Hershberger. Winter Wrens occur across the entire northern hemisphere. In the spring and early summer there are Winter Wrens singing somewhere at any given moment of every single day. Don Kroodsma, in his book, "The Singing Life of … [Read more...]