Listening to a Continent Sing

the companion website to the book by Donald Kroodsma


Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky

May 29, 6:29 a.m.

Sunrise at 6:16 a.m.

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A yellow-throated warbler in leisurely daytime song, five songs per minute. He begins his song with paired notes that drop down the scale; after reaching bottom with a pair of low notes, he bounces back up with a single, rising note.


White-breasted nuthatch, tufted titmouse, American crow, hooded warbler, northern cardinal, blue-gray gnatcatcher, yellow-breasted chat