Song Sparrows can be heard singing almost everywhere in the United States. People have recorded their song along rivers and lakes, in cities and towns, and in fields and forests.
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Song Sparrows Across the Continent
Written by The World According to Sound
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[Song Sparrow song]
Almost anywhere in the United States, you can hear the song sparrow.
People across the country have recorded this sparrow. One bird, singing the same song, in thousands of different soundscapes.
An island off the coast of Maine.
Bristol Harbor, Rhode Island.
Vashon Highway, Washington state.
Balton Flats, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Pecho Road, San Luis Obispo, California.
US Forest Service Headquarters, Randolph, West Virginia.
[Montage of Song Sparrow songs in different locations]
I'm Sam Harnett for The World According to Sound. We're teaming up with BirdNote to make an immersive, 70-minute, virtual event about the sounds of birds. More info at BirdNote DOT org.
Produced by Sam Harnett and Chris Hoff of The World According to Sound
Senior Producer: John Kessler
Content Director: Allison Wilson
Producer: Mark Bramhill
Associate Producer: Ellen Blackstone
Managing Producer: Conor Gearin
Bird sounds provided by The Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York.
BirdNote’s theme was composed and played by Nancy Rumbel and John Kessler.
© 2022 BirdNote January 2022 Narrator: Sam Harnett
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