Listening to a Continent Sing

the companion website to the book by Donald Kroodsma


Prairie State Park, Mindenmines, Missouri

June 2, 6:15 a.m.

Sunrise at 5:58 a.m.

Download the Recording

A fifth dickcissel--5 songs of the local dialect.

Here's a summary of the dickcissel dialects you can listen to:

Illinois, Shawnee National Forest, one male: IL-107

Illinois, beside the Mississippi River, three males: IL-108, IL-109, IL-110

Missouri, beside the Mississippi River, four males: MO-111, MO-112, MO-113, MO-114

Missouri, Prairie State Park, six males: MO-154, MO-155, MO-156, MO-157, MO-158, MO-159


Field sparrow, willow flycatcher, common yellowthroat, northern bobwhite, red-winged blackbird, yellow-breasted chat, brown-headed cowbird


Photo by John Van de Graaff