These nine original flute compositions, written, performed and produced by Jon Sherman, are a celebration of California's Salt Marsh community and thirteen birds that you might hear when visiting this endangered habitat. Since the 1850's, over ninety percent of California's original coastal wetlands have been lost and many of the remaining wetlands are in danger of further degradation or destruction. May these songs, which include the authentic bird vocalizations of Western Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird, Killdeer, Least Tern, American Kestrel, Osprey, Clapper Rail, Song Sparrow, Belted Kingfisher, Common Yellowthroat, Savannah Sparrow, Willet, and Canada Goose, inspire a renewed wonder and communion with one of the most endangered
habitats on Earth.
Marsh is a
how man and nature can live together in
harmony. Featuring the
authentic sounds of thirteen different
bird species one might hear at a
California Salt Marsh, Jon Sherman's
flute playing glides and soars
around their sounds, forming a united
sound of bird and man. The songs
are peaceful and beautiful, just as it
is being out in nature – or in
this case, out in a salt marsh. Jon is a
true role model when it comes
to shedding a light on nature’s delicate
eco-systems, encouraging us to
remember the beauty and the importance,
play our parts
- to preserve and protect."
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"Of all the places along California's magnificent, 1,100-mile coastline, the most fragile and least appreciated are the wetlands. They are where the earth suckles the sea, a nursery of unbelievable fertility. If the planet can be thought of as having nests, its coastal wetlands are those nests. They are the places where much of the Earth's food chain is born."
~ Richard O'Reilly
marshes where the bittern and the
~ Henry David Thoreau
and the future for me are not in lawns
and cultivated fields, not in towns and cities,