Listening to a Continent Sing

the companion website to the book by Donald Kroodsma


Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

June 4, 8:41 a.m.

Sunrise at 5:40 a.m.

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Calls of a pine siskin, with other siskins in the background; here are two of the classic "zipper" calls, and two other calls that sound like a high-pitched American goldfinch.


White-crowned sparrow. Muffled sounds of civilization, in the metropolis of West Yellowstone.


Photo by John Van de Graaff