Listening to a Continent Sing

the companion website to the book by Donald Kroodsma


Willamette Valley, William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon

June 15, 9:36 a.m.

Sunrise at 5:27 a.m.

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Bewick's wren, ten songs in a little under a minute, a song every five to six seconds. This is the third song type from this male.

Here are the four different Bewick's wren songs that I recorded at my favorite Finley refuge location: OR-355, OR-356, OR-357, OR-358.


California quail (especially at 0:29), Swainson's thrush, western scrub-jay.


Photo by John Van de Graaff