Listening to a Continent Sing

the companion website to the book by Donald Kroodsma


Appalachia: Dwarf, Kentucky

May 15, 9:00 a.m.

Sunrise at 6:23 a.m.

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Dogs! And what a variety of them. Somehow, the little yippers see or hear us first, and they alert the rest of the pack. Soon all manner of dogs, from bellowing hounds to you name it, are racing from the right toward the road to see us along.


A yellow-throated warbler song, before the dogs get going. Also, a vireo (blue-headed?), yellow warbler.


Photo by John Van de Graaff