Matthew Halley | Bird Songs

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Bird Songs

by Matthew Halley

An avian biologist presents original folk songs, inspired by a love for watching birds and living outdoors.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Backyard Birdin'
2:49 $0.99
2. Barn Swallow Rag
2:47 $0.99
3. Birders' National Anthem
5:33 $0.99
4. Sagebrush Song
4:47 $0.99
5. Point Counter's Rag
1:55 $0.99
6. Rainforest Song
4:31 $0.99
7. Badger Mountain
5:05 $0.99
8. Brewer's Sparrow
2:32 $0.99
9. Taking Flight
1:40 $0.99
10. Lows Lake
2:59 $0.99
11. Old Crow
2:34 $0.99
12. World Traveler
2:32 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Studying birds takes a considerable amount of time and patience. Often I have found myself playing with a melody, or scratching some lyrics next to my field notes. The result - four years later - is Bird Songs, a tasty collection of campfire favorites!

These songs are the artistic culmination of thousands of hours of field research. They were written and recorded in 7 different countries!

Bird Songs is printed with the birds in mind - the packing contains no plastic (besides the CD itself), is composed of recycled content, and is printed with soy-based inks.



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Heather Alt

It is quite lovely. The kitties are rather smitten with it. The humans like to listen to it over dinner. It helps me forget that I have been shat upon by birds twice. Thank you for sharing!

Kelsey Frey

Loved It.
My favorites were Birder's National Anthem and World Traveler. It's all enjoyable and a nice variety. The birding theme carried throughout is awesome. Love that it includes bird sounds and names and talks about scary environmental issues in a beautiful way... like a subtle reminder to keep these things conscious in our minds throughout our daily choices. Great purchase. I'm sure it's going to be a hit among the Shavers Creek staff. Thanks!!

linda halley

Beautiful and soothing
I love listening to it and thinking about Matt, the avian biologist following his passion and sharing it!

We have a parakeet that was found on a neighbor\'s driveway and she IS your biggest fan!

Adam Stein

beauty of life lies in the simple things
"This CD automatically transports me back to the days of conducting fieldwork; where friendship was never hard to find, the sun was always shining and the joy and purpose of life was self-evident. Matt has a great ability to remind you that the beauty of life lies in the simple things. I am sure that on more than one occasion, you will catch me listening to this album on the porch with a big smile on my face……"


main st coffee
listening to you was a great treat.

Sam Richards, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Penn State University
Dude. Nice tunes. It’s so great that you have an indelible child-like (AND PLAYFUL) fascination with the little things – including birds—in life. Great tunes. Good for you. Don’t ever lose that – please….and I’m sure you won’t.

Ghislain Rompre

Memories and fun!!!
This is an outstanding collection of field notes. It speaks for the biologists and nature lovers in us, that spent time listening to nature and discovering beauty. This album is a must for anybody who ever been in the field, spending long hours watching birds, slept below the stars, or have been in remote environments where there's no human alterations! It is also a nice look at all aspects surrounding field work, our worries of natural wonders as much as found memories of a campfire and watching a bird for the first time. Since I spent many years in the tropics myself, the "Rainforest Song" was particularly touching...
I'll listen to this CD for many more years, remembering "God, I loved being in the field!!"
Thanks, Matt!!!