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Season 2 of Birding-by-ear Podcast Songbirding Features Southern Ontario Birds

PRESS RELEASE — March 1, 2020 · Updated March 12, 2020

Hamilton ON, Canada—A second season of Songbirding a birding-by-ear podcast is coming in March 2020. This new season takes listeners into the field to experience a relaxed-pace acoustic exploration of natural spaces around the cities of Hamilton and Waterloo, Ontario in the months of July and August.

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

The first season, “The Bruce Peninsula” concluded in February after 23 episodes. Audience feedback has praised the authenticity of the content as well as the relaxing acoustic atmosphere.

A typical episode of the second season is around 25 minutes of field recordings, plus an introductory segment that focuses on teaching a specific birdsong.

Reviewers who wish early access to the first few episodes are encouraged to reach out via email. Independent reviewers are very welcomed.

The first episode will be released on Monday, March 2, 2020 and new episodes will be released on Mondays and Thursdays, and will conclude mid-April -- just in time for the spring migration.

“Songbirding” is available on all podcasting networks, such as Apple Podcasts and Spotify. A preview episode for the second season is currently available on these networks.

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 as a recordist, and with automated recording units.

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By Rob Porter

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