Return of the Birds

Hosted ByPeter Meddick

A little escape in the middle of your commute. If you're feeling shut in, shut down or shut out, let the birds carry you away. Return of the Birds is the long-form, serialized audiobook podcast of WAKE ROBIN by John Burroughs. First published in 1871, WAKE ROBIN is a detailed nature study of various birds’ northern migration in the spring. Paired with premier bird vocalizations from the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology bird vocalizations, Return of the Birds delivers something something truly delightful and wholly unexpected.

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

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

Click the links below for details about the bird vocalizations used in this episode from the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

Intro music: Kai Engel Walking Barefoot on Grass

Outro music: The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps: United States National Anthem (The Star Spangled Banner)

Download Wake-Robin by John Burroughs in e-reader format at or archive.org.

The Creative Commons and public domain contains a wealth of images, music and more. The images used in these show notes link back to the contributors.

Blue Grosbeak

922 - BLUE GROSBEAK (8-10-10) yard, west of patagonia, scc, az  (2)

Black-and-white Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Blue-headed Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo, Kentwood MI, 30 April 2013

Mourning Warbler

816 - MOURNING WARBLER (6-4-2015) coos co, nh -01

Red-tailed Hawk

Red Tailed Hawk

Baltimore Oriole

Photo of the Week - Male Baltimore Oriole

Red-eyed Vireo

630 - RED-EYED VIREO ( (5-21-2015) barre, worcester co, ma -03

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Blue-Grey Gnatcatcher

Blue-Grey Gnatcatcher

Eastern Wood Peewee

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