The Gargling Chickadees

All chickadee species give “chick-a-dee” calls, but only three of them — Black-capped, Carolina, and Mountain — have whistled songs. An often-overlooked chickadee vocalization called the gargle may actually fulfill more of the traditional “song” functions than the whistled songs. [Read more]

Hearing Loss and Bird Sounds

In honor of Earbirding’s first birthday (yes, it was a year ago today that we went live), I’m posting today on the topic of getting older — and losing your hearing as you age. [Read more]