Category: Animal Songs- Ocean

Check out these great photos of the California Gray Whales, taken in San Ignacio lagoon in Baja, Mexico by my friend Guy Loucks. As I write this blog post, the California Gray Whales are making their annual migration from the cold seas of Alaska to the warm lagoons of Baja, Mexico. Learn all about this amazing animal when you listen to our fun song, Migration from our CD IF I WERE A FISH and Other Ocean Songs for Kids by Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders). You can also watch our fun kids song video,Migration--The Journey of the California Gray Whale on our last blog post. This kids music video will help you learn more about gray whale migration, adaptation and reproduction. You can find the lyrics to Migration on our website. Click here for lyrics. Want to know how you can help to keep the ocean clean for the gray whale and other sea animals? Oxford the Octopus has a few suggestions on our website!

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Watch our new song video, ORCAS!

Category: Animal Songs- Ocean

Published: Friday, March 18, 2011

I hope you enjoy this video of my new animal song for kids, Orcas! It includes amazing photos of orcas, courtesy of Stefan Jacobs, The Whale Museum and NOAA. As I've mentioned in my earlier blog entries, these beautiful and intelligent marine mammals have very strong family ties that last for a lifetime. In fact, most of them spend their entire lives with their family group and their pod. These family relationships are the main theme of this song. I would love to hear what you think of it. Below are the updated lyrics to Orcas! The verses include the names of some of the orcas that reside in the Salish Sea. You can see photos of these orcas on my earlier blog entries, as well as in this video. You can also learn more about these orcas by visiting the website of The Whale Museum. If you have any orca stories or fun facts to share with us, please let us know...

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More Orca Sounds!

Category: Animal Songs- Ocean

Published: Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Dear Friends, Here's another great video of orca sounds. What is amazing is that each pod or clan has a different sounds! Notice the sounds of the resident J, K and L PODS, who live along the northwestern side of the United States. These are the very orcas that inspired my new animal song-in-progress, Orcas. As I've mentioned in my earlier blog entries, these marine mammals have very strong family ties that last for a lifetime. In fact, most of them spend their entire lives with their family group and their pod. CHORUS: Orcas, Orcas. Orcas, Orcas. Sister, brother, cousin and mother Spend their whole lives with each other. Orcas, Orcas. Orcas, Orcas. Sons and daughters, aunties, grandmother Know just how to talk to each other.

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Another great video of Orca Sounds!

Category: Animal Songs- Ocean

Published: Thursday, January 20, 2011

Dear Friends, Here's another great video of orca sounds and amazing photos, taken by David Neiwert. They are the sounds of the orcas in Haro Strait, along the western side of San Juan Island in Washingston State, US --the very orcas that inspired my new animal song-in-progress, Orcas. See and hear the orcas up close as they are full-body breaching and swimming upside down! There's a very good chance that the orcas in this video are related to one another. As I've mentioned in my earlier blog entries, these marine mammals have very strong family ties that last for a lifetime. In fact, most of them spend their entire lives with their family group and their pod. Thank you, David, for sharing your video with all of us on YouTube. CHORUS: Orcas, Orcas. Orcas, Orcas. Sister, brother, cousin and mother Spend their whole lives with each other. Orcas, Orcas. Orcas, Orcas. Sons and daughters, aunties, grandmother Know just how to talk to each other.

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Dear Friends, I hope you like this video of orca sounds, created by David Neiwert. They are the sounds of the orcas from pods J, K, and L in the Salish Sea--the very orcas that inspired my new animal song-in-progress, Orcas. These marine mammals have very strong family ties that last for a lifetime. In fact, most of them spend their entire lives with their family group and their pod. Below are the revised lyrics my new animal song for kids, Orcas. The verses include the names of some of the orcas that reside in the Salish Sea. You can see photos of the of the orcas who you will hear about in my song on my last blog entry. You can also learn more about these orcas by visiting the website of The Whale Museum. CHORUS: Orcas, Orcas. Orcas, Orcas. Sister, brother, cousin and mother Spend their whole lives with each other. Orcas, Orcas. Orcas, Orcas. Sons and daughters, aunties, grandmother Know just how to talk to each other.

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Dear Friends, The holidays are a wonderful time for family and friends to gather together to spend time with each other. For the resident orca families in the Salish Sea, everyday is a day to spend time together. These ocean animals have very strong family ties that last for a lifetime. In fact, most of them spend their entire lives with their family group and their pod. During this holiday season, I am excited to share with you the lyrics to my new animal song for kids, called Orcas. The verses include the names of some of the orcas that reside in the Salish Sea. I've also included photos of the orcas who you will hear about in my song, thanks to The Whale Museum in Washington State, U.S. You can learn more about these orcas by visiting the website of The Whale Museum.

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More progress on my new song about ORCAS!

Category: Animal Songs- Ocean

Published: Sunday, November 21, 2010

Dear Friends, I'd like to share with you some of the lyrics from my new ocean animal song-in-progress, called ORCAS. The first verse begins with the names of orcas from one of the families of the JPOD in the Salish Sea. As I learned about this family, I began to feel as if I knew them and wanted to mention them by name in my song. The JPOD also has a whale named Granny who is 98 years old. When I heard about her and the role she plays in her pod, I felt it was also important to include her in my song. Here's some of the lyrics: (I can't wait to sing them for you soon!) VERSE 1....Rhapsody is the daughter of Ewok who was the sister of Oreo who is the mother of Cookie and his brother Double Stuff They are quite the distinctive family Living in a pod in the Salish Sea... Although orcas live in oceans all over the world, I decided to focus my song on the Southern Resident orcas of the Pacific northwest because these orcas are endangered.

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I'm writing a new song about ORCAS!

Category: Animal Songs- Ocean

Published: Sunday, November 21, 2010

I am excited to be writing a new song about orcas, also known as :killer whales.... As I learned about them, I began to gain a great respect for these animals. I learned that they live in family groups that stay together for their whole lives. Even adult males land females remain with their mothers throughout their entire lifetimes. Some believe that orca families have some of the strongest bonds in nature. They travel together, play together and communicate with a language that is different from one pod to the next. Although orcas live in oceans all over the world, I decided to focus my song on the Southern Resident orcas of the Pacific northwest because these orcas are endangered.

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Interesting Facts and Photos about Sharks

Category: Animal Songs- Ocean

Published: Saturday, June 12, 2010

Whenever I write a new animal song for kids, I try to learn as much about the animal as I can. I first thought about writing a kids' song about sharks after visiting an aquarium and seeing these fascinating creatures up close. I could not fit all the things I learned about sharks into one song, so I have included a list of fun facts about sharks below, as well as some photos. Interesting Facts about the fascinating sharks: -There are about 350 different types of sharks, but researchers think there are other sharks that haven't been discovered yet! -The dwarf shark is as small as your hand, while the whale shark can be as large as a school bus! -A shark is one of the best hunters in the world. Even their little pups go out looking for food. -A shark's hunger can be satisfied with one good meal. The meal can last a long time because a shark uses little energy to swim. Some sharks hold food in their stomachs without it being digested. If they eat a big meal, it can last three or more months!

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Lyrics to HERE WE GO!, our song about baby sea turtles

Category: Animal Songs- Ocean

Published: Wednesday, August 5, 2009

When I first heard the story of how baby sea turtles spend the first days of their lives, I knew I wanted to write a song about them to add to my collection of animal songs for kids. I was fascinated by the fact that the first babies to hatch from their eggs would wait for the rest of their brothers and sisters to hatch before running to the sea. . . You can also watch a fun kids video of HERE WE GO! that includes photos of baby and adult sea turtles and performances by Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders in Ambergris Caye, Belize and in Orange County, California.

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Lyrics to The Tide Pool Song

Category: Animal Songs- Ocean

Published: Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Below are the lyrics to a song that continues to be one of my favorite ocean animal songs. Click here to learn more about tide pools and how I wrote The Tide Pool Song. And if you've been to the tide pools lately, please write to us and let us know what you saw. Perhaps you can even write your own verse to The Tide Pool Song.

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How i began to write animal songs for kids

Category: Animal Songs- Ocean

Published: Monday, July 13, 2009

People often ask me how I began to write animal songs for kids. My answer is always the same: It all began with The Tide Pool Song. . . . I am proud to say that The Tide Pool Song is used by the California State Parks and Orange County Parks as a teaching song for kids. I look forward to writing many more animal songs for kids. All it takes is an interesting animal or ecosystem to inspire me. And that happens all the time.

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Have you ever seen a Kelp Forest dancing?

Category: Animal Songs- Ocean

Published: Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Have you ever seen a forest dancing Like a kelp forest dances in the sea? Dancing to the rhythm of the ocean A fancy dancing forest of seaweed. Slow dancing, swaying to the rhythm Hold fast to the bottom, and reach for the sun. Slow kelp dancing, swaying to the rhythm Hold fast to the bottom, and reach for the sun. Well, kelp is a kind of seaweed That holds onto a rock on the ocean floor ...

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Let me tell you 'bout my fascination with SHARKS!

Category: Animal Songs- Ocean

Published: Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Let me tell you 'bout my fascination with a fish that has a bad reputation. Did you know that sharks have been around for about 400 million years? That's older than a dinosaur! The more I learned about sharks, the more it seemed like it was time to write a song about a fish whose reputation is far more fearsome than it's bite. . .

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