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The Adirondacks

The start of chapter three of Wake-Robin by naturalist, John Burroughs. Burroughs and a group of fishing companions depart...

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The Adirondacks
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The Forenoon Chorus of Finches, Thrushes and Warblers

This episode concludes the second chapter of Wake-Robin, by John Burroughs. Lounging on a couch of moss in the...

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Return of the Birds
The Forenoon Chorus of Finches, Thrushes and Warblers
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Reverence for the Hermit Thrush, Disdain for the Kingbird and Pewee, and Banter with the Ovenbird

Nineteenth-century naturalist and essayist, John Burroughs gives a detailed account of the Hermit Thrush’s song. For him, it is...

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Return of the Birds
Reverence for the Hermit Thrush, Disdain for the Kingbird and Pewee, and Banter with the Ovenbird
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In the Hemlocks, a Guided Tour of a Primitive, Undisturbed Forest and the Avifauna Living There

The start of Wake-Robin, chapter 2, In the Hemlocks. Author and gentleman rambler, John Burroughs, begins a guided tour...

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In the Hemlocks, a Guided Tour of a Primitive, Undisturbed Forest and the Avifauna Living There
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The Scarlet Tanager and the Dog Days of August, and, Finally, the Silent End of the Season

Reaching the end of Chapter 1 in John Burroughs classic nature study, Wake Robin, the gentleman rambler describes the...

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Return of the Birds
Return of the Birds
The Scarlet Tanager and the Dog Days of August, and, Finally, the Silent End of the Season
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John Burroughs Shares His Admiration for the Aristocratic Wood Thrush, Praise for the Soulful Veery, Some Criticism for the Catbird, and an Encounter with a Black Snake

Naturalist and gentleman rambler John Burroughs was born 183 years ago on April 3, 1837. We’re grateful to carry...

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Return of the Birds
Return of the Birds
John Burroughs Shares His Admiration for the Aristocratic Wood Thrush, Praise for the Soulful Veery, Some Criticism for the Catbird, and an Encounter with a Black Snake
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Yellow-billed and Black-billed Cuckoos, White-eyed Vireos, and a Side-by-Side Comparison of the Hermit Thrush and Wood Thrush Bird Songs

Naturalist John Burroughs quotes ‘To the Cuckoo’ by William Wordsworth. He considers in detail the White-eyed Vireo’s skilled mimicry...

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Return of the Birds
Return of the Birds
Yellow-billed and Black-billed Cuckoos, White-eyed Vireos, and a Side-by-Side Comparison of the Hermit Thrush and Wood Thrush Bird Songs
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Welcoming the Birds of March, April and May

Credits & Links: Click the links below for details about the bird vocalizations used in this episode from the...

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Welcoming the Birds of March, April and May
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