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 2: Welcome Back Flycatchers, Woodpeckers & Thrushes

Episode 2: Welcome Back Flycatchers, Woodpeckers & Thrushes

Episode includes robin’s ramshackle nest and the under appreciated socialis, or song sparrow. Affection for the northern flicker.

Click here to listen to Episode 1.

Credits & Links:

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 gutenberg.org 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.

American Robin

American Robin

Bluebird

bluebird

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Kingbird

eastern kingbird

Northern Flicker

FLICKER, NORTHERN (10-28-10) male, kino springs, scc, az -04

Tuffed Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

Photo of the Week - White-breasted Nuthatch (MA)

Eastern Meadowlark

Eastern Meadowlark

Northern Bobwhite

Northern Bobwhite, Benton Co., IN

Barn Swallow

The Look

Greater Prairie Chicken

087 - GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN (4-17-2016) yuma county, co -20

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

Barred Owl

Barred Owl

Barn Owl

Barn Owl

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Snow Bunting

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis)

Brown-headed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow Portrait

Baltimore Oriole

Photo of the Week - Male Baltimore Oriole

Wood Thrush

746 - WOOD THRUSH (6-10-2017) howell woods learning center, johnston co, nc -01 (1)

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