A Song A Day

Presented by Arch McCallum



As a small contribution toward adding more beauty and enjoyment to our lives during the Coronavirus Pandemic I will add a new bird song recording from my catalogue to this collection each day. The song for each day will have been recorded on that month and day some time during the 39 years I have been recording bird sounds. I hope you enjoy these messages from nature, and that perhaps they stir a fond memory of time spent with the birds.

Follow the link to go to the sound for a chosen day. Each sound is accompanied by a brief account of the recording trip. Most sounds will be linked to a checklist on Ebird.

How about A Poem A Day? My friend Luther Allen (see 4/11 birdsong) is posting a poem a day on facebook. They were all written while he lived on Lummi Island, and definitely capture the spirit of place. Take a look by visiting his facebook page.

  • 08/22 (2010): Gray Catbird
  • 08/21 (2020): Carolina Chickadee
  • 08/20 (2005): Red Crossbill (Type 5)
  • 08/19 (2020): Boat-tailed Grackle
  • 08/18 (2020): Blue Jay
  • 08/15 (2016): Western Wood Pewee
  • 08/16 (2012): Eastern Kingbird
  • 08/15 (2011): Great Horned Owl (adult hoot)
  • 08/14 (2016): Western Meadowlark
  • 08/13 (2011): Black-headed Grosbeak (beg)
  • 08/12 (2003): Red Crossbill (Type 4)
  • 08/11 (2004): Lesser Goldfinch (beg)
  • 08/10 (2003): Wrentit
  • 08/09 (2020): Carolina Wren
  • 08/08 (2012): Common Yellowthroat (call)
  • 08/02 (2019): Common Redpoll
  • 08/06 (2011): Steller's Jay
  • 08/05 (2019): Alder Flycatcher
  • 08/04 (2018): Eurasian Nutcracker
  • 08/03 (2019): Northern Waterthrush
  • 08/02 (2018): Willow Warbler
  • 08/01 (2013): Fish Crow
  • 07/31 (2018): Gray-headed Chickadee
  • 07/30 (2020): White-eyed Vireo
  • 07/29 (2012): Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  • 07/28 (2018): Rough-legged Hawk
  • 07/27 (2012): Ash-throated Flycatcher
  • 07/26 (2018): Brambling
  • 07/25 (2012): Willow Flycatcher (Southwestern)
  • 07/24 (2012): Great Horned Owl (juvenile screech)
  • 07/23 (2015): House Wren (Northern)
  • 07/22 (2012): Common Nighthawk
  • 07/21 (2012): Purple Finch
  • 07/20 (2009): Wood Stork
  • 07/19 (2016): Dark-eyed Junco
  • 07/18 (2013): Eastern Whip-poor-will
  • 07/17 (2011): Common Yellowthroat
  • 07/16 (2012): Grasshopper Sparrow
  • 07/15 (2014): Eastern Towhee
  • 07/14 (2009): Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed)
  • 07/13 (2009): Canada Warbler
  • 07/12 (1981): Mexican Whip-poor-will
  • 07/11 (2003): Vesper Sparrow
  • 07/10 (2009): Scarlet Tanager
  • 07/09 (2007): LeConte's Sparrow
  • 07/08 (1992): Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored)
  • 07/07 (2004): Hermit Thrush
  • 07/06 (2017): Western Tanager
  • 07/05 (2017): Olive-sided Flycatcher
  • 07/04 (2012): Brewer's Sparrow
  • 07/03 (2012): Red-tailed Hawk
  • 07/02 (2020): Painted Buntng
  • 07/01 (2017): Gray Flycatcher
  • 06/30 (2017): Tropical Kingbird
  • 06/29 (2010): Hooded Warbler
  • 06/28 (2006): Cassin's Sparrow
  • 06/27 (1992): Marsh Wren (griseus)
  • 06/26 (2011): Horned Lark (Streaked)
  • 06/25 (2017): Common Raven
  • 06/24 (2011): Spotted Towhee
  • 06/23 (2013): Least Bittern
  • 06/22 (2012): Warbling Vireo (Western)
  • 06/21 (2003): MacGillivray's Warbler
  • 06/20 (2018): Blue Grosbeak
  • 06/19 (2017): Western Bluebird
  • 06/18 (2017): Sage Thrasher
  • 06/17 (2017): Great-tailed Grackle
  • 06/16 (1981): Cordilleran Flycatcher
  • 06/15 (1993): Golden-crowned Sparrow
  • 06/14 (2002): Yellow Rail
  • 06/13 (2004): Cassin's Finch
  • 06/12 (2010): Swainson's Thrush (Russet-backed)
  • 06/11 (1999): Red-faced Warbler
  • 06/10 (2016): Veery
  • 06/09 (2006): Pine Grosbeak
  • 06/08 (2006): Cedar Waxwing
  • 06/07 (2006): California Quail
  • 06/06 (2014): Eastern Bluebird
  • 06/05 (2015): Gray Catbird
  • 06/04 (2015): Pine Warbler
  • 06/03 (2019): Common Poorwill
  • 06/02 (2010): Black-chinned Sparrow
  • 06/01 (2010): Colima Warbler
  • 05/31 (2010): Canyon Wren
  • 05/30 (2011): Tufted Flycatcher
  • 05/29 (2011): Blue-throated Motmot
  • 05/28 (2012): Golden Eagle
  • 05/27 (2011): Brown-backed Solitaire
  • 05/26 (2011): Long-tailed Manakin
  • 05/25 (2000): Crissal Thrasher
  • 05/24 (2019): American Three-toed Woodpecker
  • 05/23 (2018): Elf Owl
  • 05/22 (2019): Rufous-capped Warbler
  • 05/21 (2019): White-winged Dove
  • 05/20 (2005): Yellow Warbler
  • 05/19 (2018): Cactus Wren
  • 05/18 (2018): Black-throated Sparrow
  • 05/17 (2015): Warbling Vireo (Eastern)
  • 05/16 (1991): Siberian Rubythroat
  • 05/15 (2015): Chuck-will's-widow
  • 05/14 (1991): Green-backed Tit
  • 05/13 (1991): Rufous-vented Tit
  • 05/12 (1991): Chestnut Thrush
  • 05/11 (2019): Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  • 05/10 (1991): Black Woodpecker
  • 05/09 (1991): White-capped Redstart
  • 05/08 (1993): Black-and-White Warbler
  • 05/07 (2007): Black-headed Grosbeak
  • 05/06 (1991): Black-naped Oriole
  • 05/05 (2012): Sora
  • 05/04 (2017): American Goldfinch
  • 05/03 (2009): Indigo Bunting
  • 05/02 (2009): Red-eyed Vireo
  • 05/01 (2009): Acadian Flycatcher
  • 04/30 (2000): Oak Titmouse
  • 04/29 (2020): Northern Mockingbird
  • 04/28 (2007): California Thrasher
  • 04/27 (2008): Swainson's Warbler
  • 04/26 (2008): Barred Owl
  • 04/25 (2008): Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  • 04/24 (2008): Field Sparrow
  • 04/23 (2020): Northern Cardinal
  • 04/22 (2012): American Bittern
  • 04/21 (2020): Wood Thrush
  • 04/20 (2014): Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • 04/19 (1993): Chestnut-backed Chickadee
  • 04/18 (2012): Bewick's Wren
  • 04/17 (1983): Black-capped Chickadee
  • 04/16 (2009): Evening Grosbeak
  • 04/15 (1992): Seaside Sparrow
  • 04/14 (2018): American Redstart
  • 04/13 (2018): Prothonotary Warbler
  • 04/12 (1981): Lesser Prairie Chicken
  • 04/11 (2004): Spotted Towhee
  • 04/10 (1999): Blue Tit
  • 04/09 (2009): Varied Thrush
  • 04/08 (2017): Royal Tern (and Sandwich Tern?)
  • 04/07 (1999): Eurasian Wren
  • 04/06 (2013): Bachman's Sparrow
  • 04/05 (2020): Tufted Titmouse
  • 04/04 (2003): Tricolored Blackbird
  • 04/03 (2016): Red-shouldered Hawk

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