After a long winter in northern Minnesota, everything seems to awaken at once. From the songs of migratory birds to the croaks of frogs and toads, we can witness a wonderful rejuvenation.
In this episode of Sound Escapes, paddle a canoe through Voyageurs National Park alongside Gordon Hempton, the Sound Tracker. We'll hear the hauntingly beautiful duet of a pair of Common Loons — and learn why Gordon refers to cold water lakes as “magic amphitheaters.”
- ID the birds in this episode: Song of the Paddle Bird List
- Meet Gordon Hempton
- Listen to more episodes of Sound Escapes
- Hear more stories from BirdNote Presents
Support for Sound Escapes comes from Jim and Birte Falconer of Seattle.
BirdNote Presents: Sound Escapes is produced by Mark Bramhill and John Kessler. Ashley Ahearn is our editor. Music is by Blue Dot Sessions.
Kabetogama Lake © tommigodwin
Sound Escapes illustration by Jia-yi Liu