The Backshore Bird Blog

A Few Notes About Bird Songs

By Michael LaCombe and Sam Wainright It’s not that the early bird gets the worm. It’s that he gets the girl. Most bird songs are sung by males, and most sing early in the morning to attract a mate and to mark off territory. (This is why early morning birding is best - the birds announce themselves and it’s easier to see them. Most of the time.) On Peaks, arguably the first birds up in the morning are Northern Cardinals, Song Sparrows, and the American Robin. Generally, larger birds, and those who hang out higher in the trees are up first. Maybe they are the first to be aware of the new dawn, the coming again of light. This is true of cardinals and robins certainly, who sing from on high, an

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