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NPR Sound Treks: Birds


NPR Sound Treks: Birds


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  • Are birds monogamous? Why do kookaburras laugh? Is the ivory-billed woodpecker really extinct? These fascinating stories feature the delightful and exotic sounds of birds, plus astute and informative commentary from bird lovers, bird experts, and sometimes birds themselves.

    Learn how naturalist F. Schuyler Matthews translated bird song into musical notes. Discover how the city of Chicago has drawn purple martins back to Lake Michigan, their historic habitat. Find out everything you want to know about the lyrebird’s glorious tail. If you’re a bird lover, this is for you.

    The NPR Sound Treks series features outstanding audio documentaries, stories, and commentary from the NPR archives bring the outdoors to life. Each volume features sounds from nature, insights from experts and others who love the outdoor experience (naturalists, zoologists, biologists, adventurers, even a cowgirl), and vivid storytelling that captures the excitement of the wilderness.

  • Introduction Jon Hamilton

    Connecting with Wrens

    Storm Petrels Fill the Air

    The Music of Wild Birds

    New York Birders Make Winter Rounds

    Bird Watching

    Proud Lyrebird Steps Up to the Microphone

    Song of the Antbird Reveals Avian Adultery

    The Magic Hedge: Haven for a Lost Bird in Chicago

    The Laughing Kookaburra

    Colorful Hua Mei Birds Put Pigeons to Shame

    Figuring Out Cuckoos

    A Bird with a Catlike Name – and Sound

    Purple Martins Make a Comeback in Chicago

    How Birds Can Capture a Kid’s Imagination

    A Colony of Screechers and Wailers

    The Joy of Breeding Pigeons

    My Hummingbird Summer

  • ISBN-13:9781615730605

    Format: CD

    Publisher: HighBridge Company

    Publication date:06/01/2010

    Unabridged, 1 hour on