Listening to a Continent Sing

the companion website to the book by Donald Kroodsma


Over the Cascade Range: Sisters to McKenzie Pass, Oregon

May 25, 5:10 a.m.

Sunrise at 5:27 a.m.

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A fox sparrow. I like the last two notes on the third song (C)--they sound much like the piik piik notes of an American robin. I hear that song four times among the 14 songs here, and a study of the sonagrams shows that he sings in the sequence A B C B D C B A C D B A B C.


Dark-eyed juncos, sapsucker drum (e.g., 0:17, 0:54) and calls (e.g., 1:50), Empidonax (1:00), hermit thrush, wind off the Cascades


Photo by John Van de Graaff