Macaulay Library Curator Greg Budney shares a close encounter he had with a Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) as it called & produced sizzling wing sounds just over his head.
Experience the song of an American Bittern (Botaurus Experience the song of an American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) emanating from a cattail marsh in spring, as narrated by the Cornell Lab’s Laura Erickson.
A remarkable Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) mimics dozens of bird species (and a frog too!) in northern California. Listen as Greg Budney, audio curator at the Macaulay Library, dissects the recording and notes each snippet of mimicked song.
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) migration is spectacular! Cornell Lab of Ornithology photographer Gerrit Vyn takes us to New York’s Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge to experience this yearly event.
Snowy Owls (Bubo scandiacus) , Ivory Gulls (Pagophila eburnea) and Sanderlings (Calidris alba) were the targets on a Lab of Ornithology expedition to collect sound recordings in the Canadian High Arctic. Join Lab staff Gerrit Vyn and Martha Fischer as they trek across barren Bathurst Island recording birds.
Many people don’t know that shorebirds are accomplished and energetic singers on their arctic breeding grounds. The Cornell Lab’s Ben Clock describes the experience of listening to one such species – the Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla).