NPR Sound Treks: Birds: Spellbinding Tales of Flight, Feather, and Song

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: NPR

Narrated By: Jon Hamilton

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: June 2010

Duration: 1 hours 2 minutes


Are birds monogamous? Why do kookaburras laugh? Is the ivory-billed woodpecker really extinct? These fascinating stories feature the delightful and exotic sounds of birds, plus astute and informative commentary from bird lovers, bird experts, and sometimes birds themselves.

Learn how naturalist F. Schuyler Matthews translated bird song into musical notes. Discover how the city of Chicago has drawn purple martins back to Lake Michigan, their historic habitat. Find out everything you want to know about the lyrebird’s glorious tail. If you’re a bird lover, this is for you.

The NPR Sound Treks series features outstanding audio documentaries, stories, and commentary from the NPR archives. Each volume features sounds from nature, insights from experts and others who love the outdoor experience (naturalists, zoologists, biologists, adventurers, even a cowgirl), and vivid storytelling that captures the excitement of the wilderness.

Connecting with Wrens
Storm Petrels Fill the Air
The Music of Wild Birds
New York Birders Make Winter Rounds
Bird Watching
Proud Lyrebird Steps Up to the Microphone
Song of the Antbird Reveals Avian Adultery
The Magic Hedge: Haven for a Lost Bird in Chicago
The Laughing Kookaburra
Colorful Hua Mei Birds Put Pigeons to Shame
Figuring Out Cuckoos
A Bird with a Catlike Name – and Sound
Purple Martins Make a Comeback in Chicago
How Birds Can Capture a Kid’s Imagination
A Colony of Screechers and Wailers
The Joy of Breeding Pigeons
My Hummingbird Summer