First Raven Radio Show

Download Last Sunday night I did my first nature show on Raven Radio (KCAW) here in Sitka. The show was in the ‘Sunday Potluck’ time slot (a show that varies from week to week) and I had Lucy Pizzuto-Phillips as my guest. We spent an hour talking mostly about birds, but also included some other … Read more

Sapsucker Drumming

20110505_RBSA_Lincoln_Street_Drumming.mp3 Been pretty swamped with work and house issues, but have made a little time to go look for spring migrants. This morning on the way back from Totem Park (where there are still lots of shorebirds) I recorded this short clip of a Red-breasted Sapsucker drumming on a metal roof.

Low Island Song Sparrow

Download Audio While visiting Low Island recently, I was able to observe and record this Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) singing. It sounded a bit different than the sparrows I’ve been hearing around town – I guess I should try to record some of them for comparison. Brant (Branta bernicla) and Black Turnstones (Arenaria melanocephala) can … Read more

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler Singing Recently I have been asking people if they have seen any Yellow Warblers this spring. While not an especially common species along the road system in Sitka (mostly due to lack of preferred habitat, I suspect), in many years they are show up around the first week of May. However, this year … Read more

Shorebird Sounds

On a recent birding outing, I was able to record some vocal shorebirds, including one of a dozen Black Oystercatchers and a flock of Black Turnstones (with a Dunlin and 8 Rock Sandpipers mixed in, though I’m not sure if their voices can be picked out). Black Oystercatchers Black Turnstones (with accompanying calls from other … Read more