For many people the song of the White-Throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) is synonymous with camping or vacationing in the northern forests. The clear whistle beginning with one or two notes and finishing (above or below) on three or four long notes is very distinctive and recognizable to all. This recording will help with relaxation as the listener perhaps connects past experiences, or forges new connections with this recorded avian community of the boreal forest.
This recording starts in the cool pre-dawn twilight. It is spring and the deciduous leaves are just fully out. White-Throated Sparrows are prominent, calling back and forth as they establish nesting territories. This recording also includes many other birds as well as the primary soloists. American Robin and Chickadee, as well as the Common Yellow Throat figure strongly. The Hairy Woodpecker, Common Loon, Hermit Thrush, Blue Jay, and other woodland sparrows and warblers make brief appearances.
The White-Throated Sparrow summers mostly across Canada and in northern Midwest and eastern states, the song is also familiar in winter across eastern, southern USA into California and northern Mexico.
White-Throated Sparrow © (Zonotrichia albicollis) features a long 5 second fade-in at the beginning and a slow fade-out at the end so there are no sudden disturbing interruptions when played looped. White-Throated Sparrow © (Zonotrichia albicollis) is a natural soundscape composed of edited digital stereo quasi-binaural field recordings. This recording technique produces a 3 dimensional audio image when listening with headphones. Recorded at 96 K 24 bit precision, edited and produced with a 64 bit audio engine for maximum clarity. Professionally encoded at a bitrate of 192 kps for quality listening. Every moment of this recording is unique and true to its natural occurrence. There are no loops.