Listening to a Continent Sing

the companion website to the book by Donald Kroodsma


Cambridge, Idaho

May 28, 7:55 a.m.

Sunrise at 6:05 a.m.

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A rock wren singing from basalt rubble on a hilltop in sagebrush country. He accommodates my limited senses, alternating just two songs at first, A B A B A B A, then introduces another type, C B C B C B D C B D C . . . It's typical rock wren--no successive songs are the same, and he just rolls through his song repertoire.


Western meadowlark, American crow, brown-headed cowbird, yellow warbler


Photo by Brian L. Sullivan