Birdsong for the Curious Naturalist with Don Kroodsma
April 2, 2020
It’s hard to step out your backdoor these days without being overwhelmed by birdsong. Spring is easing northward across the continent and with it, an increase in the activities of birds. Few people know this like ornithologist and author Donald Kroodsma, professor emeritus or ornithology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the author of a great many books on bird vocalizations. He joins host Nate Swick today to talk about his most recent book, Birdsong for the Curious Naturalist just in time for the annual explosion of birdsong in the northern hemisphere.
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I’m on the east side of Eola Hills in Amity. I’ve had two sightings of what appeared to be a cross between a robin and a powdered donut. The bird had the appropriate orange and black areas of a robin, dark eyes and yellow beak, so it didn’t look like an albino’ but there was a 50% or more in white. The two sightings were about a mile apart, and a week apart.