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BirdNote: Why Some Birds Sing In The Winter

Aaron Maizlish

By late January, some resident birds, such as the Northern Mockingbird, are beginning their spring singing.

When you step outside on a particularly sunny day this winter, a Fox Sparrow like the one pictured here may be warming up for the coming spring.

And as far north as British Columbia, Pacific Wrens are singing in earnest by mid-February. So the singing season never entirely stops.