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Can’t Count It Unless You Hear It

January 8, 2018

7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

with Don Kroodsma


Don is keeping his ears tuned and recorders humming (silently, of course) through his travels this summer in Alaska and elsewhere.  Tonight’s program will help you adjust to the new guidelines that have been proposed to the ABA, which would require listers to have a good listen to each species before counting it. We’ll wander about the continent, from New England across the midsection to the west coast, heading north from California to Oregon and on up to Alaska, choosing a few sample species with extraordinary voices. First up: the black-capped chickadee; later, red-winged blackbirds, American robins . . . to birds who mimic, those who sing through the night, or sing in dialects, or sing from the nest, or sing with enormous variety . . . each species so special that a good listen elevates the soul, and the list.  This program will be a joy to our ears, and brains!

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