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

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.

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:

Hermit Thrush

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Phoebe

Ovenbird

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.

Hermit Thrush

Hermit Thrush

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Eastern Wood Pewee

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird on a Pole

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe

Ovenbird

Ovenbird

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