Return of the Birds

sparrow on icy twig photograph by hellinger14

Our project, Return of the Birds, is the 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.

I found WAKE ROBIN being ignored in the public domain. Burroughs’s playful personifications bring the birds alive and off the page.

Working with the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, we wove dozens of field recordings of bird vocalizations into the narration to take these many remarkable pieces, creating something truly delightful and wholly unexpected.

We are on the eve of releasing our podcast into the wild, to a community of more than 45 million birdwatchers in the US. Please join us, we’d love to have you along.

Subscribe to the podcast and join the growing 44from26 community on Patreon.

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels


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