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is pretty however the sounds that animals make,
particularly some song birds is incredibly beautiful. The
bird songs especially the wood thrushes and the loon can leave a far
greater impression than the most attractive birds such as the Scarlet
Tanager. Animal songs or calls are also beneficial in that
are a great help in finding and identifying an animal. Sight
direct while sound is 360 and goes around foliage.|
A good website on bird sound CDs and CDROMs is http://www.ofo.ca/cdrom.htm. Resources meant to teach you bird songs come in four flavors: birds mentioned by name only, bird song tapes or CDs designed for learning (valuable narration), CDROMs with a load of resources and books.
Bird CDs and/or Tapes by Name Only
Peterson Field Guides: Eastern/Central Bird Songs >> GB One CD, 276 species.
Stokes Field Guide to Bird Song (Eastern) >> GB One CD, 372 species.
Bird Sounds of Canada >> GB 6 CDs or 12 tapes(?), about 300 species. Lots of different sounds for each bird species.
Bird Songs of the Northwoods >> GB Stan Tekiela, no talking variety of sounds, ?, ?
Bird Songs of the Great Lakes >> GB CD John Neville, 2002
Voices of North American Owls >> GB CD Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, 2006
Peterson Field Guides: Eastern/Central Birding by Ear >> GB 3 CDs or Tapes Richard K. Walton and Robert W. Lawson, 2002, Houghton Mifflin
Peterson Field Guides: Eastern/Central More Birding by Ear >> GB 3 CDs or Tapes Richard K. Walton and Robert W. Lawson, 2002, Houghton Mifflin
Peterson Field Guides: Eastern/Central Bird Songs >> GB CD 2002, Houghton Mifflin
Stokes Field Guide to Bird Song (Eastern) >> GB 3 CDs or Tapes Lang Elliott with Donald and Lillian Stokes, 1997
Birds CDs and/or Tapes Designed for Learning
Peterson Field Guides: Eastern/Central Birding by Ear and Eastern/Central More Birding by Ear >> GB
Flight Calls of Migratory Birds >> GB CD-ROM William R. Evans and Michael O'Brien, 2002
Bird Song Books
The Singing Life of Birds: The Art and Science of Listening to Birdsong >> GB (Hardcover)
by Donald Kroodsma
Birdsong: A Natural History (Paperback) >> GB
by Don Stap
Music of the Birds: A Celebration of Bird Song >> GB
by Lang Elliott [includes sonograms of bird songs]
Why birds sing GB
Nature's music GB
The Backyard Birdsong Guide: Eastern and Central North America >> GB
Know Your Birds Sounds Vol 1 & 2 (Volume 1: Songs and Calls of Birds of Yard, Garden and City Birds) (Volume 2: Songs and Calls of Birds of the Countryside) >> GB Lang Elliot, 2004, Stackpole Books
Bird Song Identification Made Easy Ernie Jardine (from Ontario Nature)
Lang Elliot has put out a variety of resources. All his guides include common species, none cover all the species of a particular area. To learn mammals sounds I recommend his A Guide to Wildlife Sounds >> GB , though it also includes birds, frogs and insects. His A Guide to Night Sounds >> GB and The Songs of Insects >> GB could be useful.
Voices of the Night: The Calls of the Frogs and Toads >> GB by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology covers 36 species of frogs and toads and comes only on CD.
Voices of the Night: The Calls of the Frogs and Toads >> GB CD Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, 1982
Peterson Field Guide to Bird Songs: Eastern/Central North America
Peterson's Birding by Ear
Peterson's More Birding by Ear
Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs: Eastern Region (CD)
Bird Song Ear Training Guide (CD)
Bird Sounds of Canada
Guide to Bird Sounds (National Geographic)
Interactive CD ROM Guide to North american Birds (National Geographic)
North American Birds Sight & Sound (Natureware)
Peterson Multimedia Guide to North American Birds
Common Birds and Their Songs
Birding CD-ROMs reviews
Bird CD reviews