Bobolink

In the Hemlocks, a Guided Tour of a Primitive, Undisturbed Forest and the Avifauna Living There

Return of the Birds
Return of the Birds
In the Hemlocks, a Guided Tour of a Primitive, Undisturbed Forest and the Avifauna Living There
/

The start of Wake-Robin, chapter 2, In the Hemlocks. Author and gentleman rambler, John Burroughs, begins a guided tour in the hemlocks. Years before, townsfolk, tanners, and lumbermen attempted in vain to tame and exploit the grove. But nature proved uncooperative and the effort abandoned. By his account, the spirit and energy of the wilderness…

Read More
Return of the Birds
Return of the Birds
In the Hemlocks, a Guided Tour of a Primitive, Undisturbed Forest and the Avifauna Living There
/

Yellow-billed and Black-billed Cuckoos, White-eyed Vireos, and a Side-by-Side Comparison of the Hermit Thrush and Wood Thrush Bird Songs

Return of the Birds
Return of the Birds
Yellow-billed and Black-billed Cuckoos, White-eyed Vireos, and a Side-by-Side Comparison of the Hermit Thrush and Wood Thrush Bird Songs
/

Naturalist John Burroughs quotes ‘To the Cuckoo’ by William Wordsworth. He considers in detail the White-eyed Vireo’s skilled mimicry in her mid-summer song and how it may rival the mockingbird’s own ability. Burroughs shares observations on how elevation might impact and effect the distribution of species in the Town of Highlands, New York.  And concludes…

Read More
Return of the Birds
Return of the Birds
Yellow-billed and Black-billed Cuckoos, White-eyed Vireos, and a Side-by-Side Comparison of the Hermit Thrush and Wood Thrush Bird Songs
/

Episode 17: In praise of John Audubon, with a couple backhanded compliments and a correction

Return of the Birds
Return of the Birds
Episode 17: In praise of John Audubon, with a couple backhanded compliments and a correction
/

John Burroughs praises Audubon’s life’s work, yet questions some of Audubon’s assertions about comparisons between the Louisiana Waterthrush’s song and the European Nightingale’s, the Bobolink’s and the Blue Grosbeak’s. Burroughs appreciates the volume of Audubon’s catalog, and offers two of his own to add to the collection. Click the links below for details about the…

Read More
Return of the Birds
Return of the Birds
Episode 17: In praise of John Audubon, with a couple backhanded compliments and a correction
/

Episode 13: Spring in the Capitol, the Sylvian Chorus, Bluebirds, Robins, Snowbirds, Meadowlarks, Sparrows and Crows

Return of the Birds
Return of the Birds
Episode 13: Spring in the Capitol, the Sylvian Chorus, Bluebirds, Robins, Snowbirds, Meadowlarks, Sparrows and Crows
/

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…

Read More
Return of the Birds
Return of the Birds
Episode 13: Spring in the Capitol, the Sylvian Chorus, Bluebirds, Robins, Snowbirds, Meadowlarks, Sparrows and Crows
/

Episode 6: Into the Hemlocks

Return of the Birds
Return of the Birds
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 red-eyed vireo, the winter wren and veery. Thoughts on taking specimens for study, Blackburnian warbler and the blue yellow-backed warbler, now known as the Northern Parula….

Read More
Return of the Birds
Return of the Birds
Episode 6: Into the Hemlocks
/

Episode 5: Scarlet Tanager and the End of the Season

Return of the Birds
Return of the Birds
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 to Episode 2. Click here to listen to Episode 3.   Credits & Links: Click the links below for details about the bird vocalizations used in…

Read More
Return of the Birds
Return of the Birds
Episode 5: Scarlet Tanager and the End of the Season
/

Episode 3: Welcome Back Cuckoos, Warblers & Thrushes

Return of the Birds
Return of the Birds
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 this episode from the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Yellow billed Cuckoo Bobolink Black-billed Cuckoo Wood Thrush 1 Wood Thrush 2 Field Sparrow…

Read More
Return of the Birds
Return of the Birds
Episode 3: Welcome Back Cuckoos, Warblers & Thrushes
/