Listening to a Continent Sing

the companion website to the book by Donald Kroodsma


Climbing the Rockies: juniper habitat, Temple Canyon Park, Canyon City, Colorado

June 8, 4:49 a.m.

Sunrise at 5:37 a.m.

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A second gray flycatcher at dawn. This male sings six to nine, rough chu-WIP songs before his first high, thin teeah, 39 songs in all during this one-minute selection.

Three neighboring gray flycatchers sing in the predawn darkness here in Temple Canyon: CO-195, CO-196, CO-197.


Chipping sparrow, American robin, black-headed grosbeak, roar of river down below.


Photo by Brian L. Sullivan