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Inquiry welcomes back DONALD KROODSMA, who has been called “the reigning authority on the biology of avian vocal behavior.” Tonight Don talks about just a few of the discoveries found in his latest book BIRDSONG BY THE SEASONS: A YEAR OF LISTENING TO BIRDS. This thoroughly enjoyable book takes the reader out into the field from January through December, as Dr. Kroodsma unravels some of the mysteries of why birds sing. Whether it’s a nighttime vigil at a noisy January roost of many thousands of robins or pondering why waxwings seem to have no song at all, Dr. Kroodsma’s investigations will inspire you to listen more closely to even the common birds all around you. Join us tonight for an always-fascinating conversation with one of the world’s great ethologists and natural historians.