Listening to a Continent Sing

the companion website to the book by Donald Kroodsma


Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

June 1, 6:36 a.m.

Sunrise at 6:23 a.m.

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Daytime singing of an eastern wood-pewee, with two to four pee-a-wee songs followed by a single wee-ooo, only 6-7 songs per minute. He sings at perhaps 1/5th the pace of dawn, and now with only two instead of all three songs.

You can hear his energy at dawn in KY-144


Red-eyed vireo, blue-gray gnatcatcher, American crow, ovenbird, pileated woodpecker drums (e.g., 0:43).


Photo by John Van de Graaff