Immerse yourself in birdsong in this relaxed pace acoustic exploration of natural spaces in mid-western and southern Ontario. Whether you're an emerging or veteran birder looking to test and build upon your birdsong identification skills or someone who appreciates the natural world, this unique series will bring you as close as you can get to birding in the field without going anywhere. Season 1, "The Bruce Peninsula" was recorded in July of 2019, in the peak of songbird breeding season. Season 2, "Midsummer" was recorded in July and August of 2019, in Hamilton, Waterloo, and Cambridge. Season 3, "Spring of Solitude" was recorded in spring...
Caitlyn Schuchhardt • Madison Audubon • Jan 25, 2021
"I put on an episode or two to listen while I worked and … wow, I love it. It immediately made the blog list. Songbirding, where have you been all my life?! I put on an episode or two to listen while I worked and … wow, I love it...it takes you right into the field with excellent recordings while the host, Rob Porter, talks through each vocalization you hear. It legitimately feels like you are on a field trip. A relaxing, soothing, bird-sound filled field trip where you are patiently guided through the ins and outs of birding by ear....he even has a version of the podcast for folks with high-frequency hearing loss."
Paul Nicholson • London Free Press • Oct 25, 2019
"It is a joy to listen to. And for a casual nature lover, the virtual birding hikes that he leads might have a meditative aspect. What Porter has recorded, engineered, and narrated is the tremendous experience of birding by ear at an engaging pace with a top birder."
Elena Fernández Collins • Elena Fernández Collins Blog • Oct 16, 2019
"This new limited-series is honestly peak relaxation. Rob Porter takes you on a walk through nature with his recorder and his soft, rumbly voice perfectly pitched to not disturb the birds he is recording. This podcast brings nature back into my heart, back to the forefront of my mind; the earth has magnificent creatures on it still."