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New Immersive Birding Podcast: Songbirding

PRESS RELEASE — October 14, 2019

Hamilton ON, Canada—A new limited series birding podcast featuring in-the-field birdsong recordings is launching this October. “Songbirding” ( has host and birding guide Rob Porter take listeners into the field to experience “birding by ear” in a relaxed-pace acoustic exploration of natural spaces in the Great Lakes region of North America.

The inaugural season takes place in the midst of bird breeding season on the Bruce Peninsula, about 250km northwest of Toronto, Ontario.

Songbirding is the first podcast series to focus entirely on immersive in-the-field birding. It is aimed at an audience of birders and general nature enthusiasts alike.

Each episode averages just over 20 minutes of field recordings, plus segments that focus on teaching a specific birdsong.

The first three episodes will be released on Monday, October 14, 2019, with subsequent episodes released weekly on Mondays.

About the Host

Rob Porter is a naturalist and software engineer in Hamilton, Ontario. He is Field Events Director with the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club and often leads birding hikes throughout the year. He has also been recording birdsong for many years, both in-person and with automated recording stations.

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