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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 here to listen to Episode 1. Click here to listen...

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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  I’ve heard its voice.” John Burroughs’s second essay, Into the Hemlocks featuring the...

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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 here to listen to Episode 1. Click here to listen...

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Episode 5: Scarlet Tanager and the End of the Season

Episode 4: Veery, Grey Catbird and a Snake Encounter

The princely disposition of the wood thrush, the cool notes of the veery, the pretense of the gray catbird and a black snake picks the wrong spot to relax. ...

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Episode 4: Veery, Grey Catbird and a Snake Encounter

Episode 3: Welcome Back Cuckoos, Warblers & Thrushes

Click here to listen to Episode 1. Click here to listen to Episode 2. Credits & Links: Click the links below for details about the bird vocalizations used in...

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Episode 3: Welcome Back Cuckoos, Warblers & Thrushes

Episode 2: Welcome Back Flycatchers, Woodpeckers & Thrushes

Burroughs describes robin's ramshackle nest, the under appreciated socialis, or song sparrow, and his affection for the northern flicker.

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Episode 2: Welcome Back Flycatchers, Woodpeckers & Thrushes

Episode 1: Introduction

Click the links below for details about the bird vocalizations used in this episode from the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Winter Wren Eastern Bluebird American...

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Episode 1: Introduction