Listening to a Continent Sing

the companion website to the book by Donald Kroodsma


Appalachia: Breaks Interstate Park and vicinity, far western Virginia

May 28, 8:23 a.m.

Sunrise at 6:14 a.m.

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Seven daytime bee-bzzzzzzz songs of the blue-winged warbler, each song about a second and a half in duration. Notice how quiet the background is compared to the cacophony of the dawn chorus.

You can hear the dawn singing of a blue-winged warbler in VA-73


Ovenbird, hooded warbler, American crow, eastern towhee, red-bellied woodpecker, and a lone fly.


Photo by Robert Royse