Listening to a Continent Sing

the companion website to the book by Donald Kroodsma


Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

June 4, 5:35 a.m.

Sunrise at 5:40 a.m.

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A ruby-crowned kinglet for four minutes. Some songs are the full treatment, beginning with high thin notes, falling down, rising, galloping on the end with a double note, such as the first full song from 0:06 to 0:10.

But often he skips all the preliminaries and just offers the terminal galloping notes, such as at 0:13.

See CO-210 for some notes on how to listen to these songs.


Another ruby-crowned kinglet, hermit thrush, American robin?, yellow-rumped warbler. General hiss of Upper Basin at Yellowstone.


Photo by Wil Hershberger