The Sounds of Aldo

On Wisconsin is one of my lifelong learning tools. I still practice university teaching and research in Trinidad and Tobago, where I am fascinated by the morning soundscape of tropical birds.

On reading “The Sounds of Aldo” [News & Notes, Spring 2013], I now understand why I hear different bird choruses daily from approximately 4:45 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. At this time, according to Leopold, each of the species is responding to daylight one at a time and also waking me with a remarkable crescendo of music. I congratulate [Stanley] Temple and [Chris] Bocast for their painstaking reproduction of Aldo’s soundscape. I hope they continue to research his approach to environmental issues and the attendant changes that are occurring.

David Dolly MS’78
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Published in the Fall 2013 issue


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