Episodes: 5 Columns

Episode 18: Epilogue

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Episode 18: Epilogue

Episode 17: In praise of John Audubon, with a couple backhanded compliments and a correction

John Burroughs praises Audubon’s life’s work, yet questions some of Audubon’s assertions about comparisons between the Louisiana Waterthrush’s song...

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Episode 17: In praise of John Audubon, with a couple backhanded compliments and a correction

Episode 16: An Invitation

Burroughs invites you to become a birder, describing the thrill of seeing the natural world around you through a new...

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Episode 16: An Invitation

Episode 15: The Bluebird

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Episode 15: The Bluebird

Episode 14: Strolling through Rock Creek and Piney Branch, Wilderness beyond the Capitol with the Blue-grey Gnatcatcher, Yellow-breasted Chat and Cardinal

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Episode 14: Strolling through Rock Creek and Piney Branch, Wilderness beyond the Capitol with the Blue-grey Gnatcatcher, Yellow-breasted Chat and Cardinal

Episode 13: Spring in the Capitol, the Sylvian Chorus, Bluebirds, Robins, Snowbirds, Meadowlarks, Sparrows and Crows

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Episode 13: Spring in the Capitol, the Sylvian Chorus, Bluebirds, Robins, Snowbirds, Meadowlarks, Sparrows and Crows

Episode 12: Snowbird nests, Grosbeak nests, Hummingbird nests, and the Baltimore Oriole builds the best nest of all

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Episode 12: Snowbird nests, Grosbeak nests, Hummingbird nests, and the Baltimore Oriole builds the best nest of all

Episode 11: Birds’ Nests and the Lengths Parent Birds Go to Keeping the Place Clean

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Episode 11: Birds’ Nests and the Lengths Parent Birds Go to Keeping the Place Clean

Trailer: Return of the Birds

Return of the Birds combines a 19th Century nature study with 21st century audio of the birdsongs described in...

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Trailer: Return of the Birds

Episode 10: Hiking to the Upper Ironworks and Indian Pass, Taking the Pulse of Mother Nature

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Episode 10: Hiking to the Upper Ironworks and Indian Pass, Taking the Pulse of Mother Nature

Episode 9: August in the Adirondacks, Deer Hunting at Night

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Episode 9: August in the Adirondacks, Deer Hunting at Night

Episode 8: Partridge Drumming, the Cowbirds’ deception, and so many Warblers in the Barkpeelings

Completing a late afternoon stroll in the Barkpeelings. Lounging on a moss sofa, listening to the chorus. Observations on...

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Episode 8: Partridge Drumming, the Cowbirds’ deception, and so many Warblers in the Barkpeelings

Episode 7: Reverence for the Hermit Thrush, but None for the Pewee

The heavenly Hermit Thrush. Commentary about the cowardly Eastern Kingbird. The Wood Pewee’s plainness. Praise for the Ovenbird Click...

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Episode 7: Reverence for the Hermit Thrush, but None for the Pewee

Episode 6: Into the Hemlocks

“And what is a bird without its song? It seems to me I do not know a bird till...

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Episode 6: Into the Hemlocks

Episode 5: Scarlet Tanager and the End of the Season

The scarlet tanager and the birds of summer. Observations of the hawk and the end of the season. Click...

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Episode 5: Scarlet Tanager and the End of the Season