The Backyard Birdsong Guide

Western North America: A Guide to Listening

Author: Donald Kroodsma

Publisher: Cornell Lab Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781943645008

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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Includes attached interactive digital audio module that contains bird sounds for 75 unique birds from Western North America.

Bird Songs

250 North American Birds in Song

Author: Les Beletsky

Publisher: becker&mayer! Books

ISBN: 0760363269

Category: Nature

Page: 368

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In Bird Songs, ornithologist Les Beletsky profiles 250 birds alongside colorful illustrations, and includes a digital audio player that provides the corresponding song for each of the 250 birds. Drawing from the collection of the world-renowned Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Bird Songs presents the most notable North American birds—including the rediscovered ivory-billed woodpecker—in a stunning format. Renowned ornithologist Les Beletsky provides a succinct description of each of the 250 birds profiled, with an emphasis on their distinctive songs. Lavish full-color illustrations accompany each account, while a sleek, built-in digital audio player holds 250 corresponding songs and calls. In his foreword, North American bird expert and distinguished natural historian Jon L. Dunn shares insights gained from a lifetime of passionate study. Complete with the most up-to-date and scientifically accurate information, Bird Songs is the first book to capture the enchantment of these beautiful birds in words, pictures, and song.

Common Birds and Their Songs

Author: Lang Elliott,Marie Read

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395912386

Category: Nature

Page: 127

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Describes the characteristics, behavior, habitat, and range of fifty birds, and includes recordings of their songs

Birdsong by the Seasons

A Year of Listening to Birds

Author: Donald Kroodsma

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544764226

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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A multimedia experience that lets you look at—and listen to—birds in a whole new way! Birdsong by the Seasons is a celebration of birdsong from January through December. The stories begin with a pileated woodpecker on New Year’s Day; they unfold through the year, covering limpkins and scrub-jays in February in Florida, prairie birds in May, Scarlet Tanagers in July, and a chorus of singing birds in Massachusetts just before Christmas. With this book, the acclaimed author of The Singing Life of Birds—a winner of the John Burroughs Medal—provides a unique experience: with his gentle guidance, the pairing of sonagrams with the audio makes birdsong accessible and fascinating. This Kindle ebook contains embedded audio files. This audio content will play only on Kindle Fire tablets (excluding the Kindle Fire 1st Generation) and iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices. It cannot be accessed on Kindle e-readers (including the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Touch, and Kindle Voyage) or on Kindle reading apps on other tablets or computers.

The Backyard Birdsong Guide Eastern and Central North America

A Guide to Listening

Author: Donald Kroodsma

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943645015

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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Backyard Birdsongs is an interactive handbook of birds and their songs for beginning bird-watchers. With a touch-button electronic module housing common vocalizations of 75 species from across Eastern and Central North America, this volume offers a truly sensory way to identify and get to know local birds. Crisply detailed and scientifically accurate illustrations accompany each entry, and up-to-date range maps provide clear geographical reference points. This second edition includes a much-requested new Sound Track Index (to help make watching and listening to birds easier), and a free download of the Cornell Lab's own MERLIN Bird ID App.

Bird Songs Bible

The Complete, Illustrated Reference for North American Birds

Author: Les Beletsky

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811871389

Category: Nature

Page: 536

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From the best-selling Bird Songs series comes the most comprehensive bird book ever published. Bird Songs Bible covers the sights and sounds of every single breeding bird in North Americanearly 750 in all. This utterly distinctive package features a state-of-the-art digital audio player that brings to life the birds' songs and calls with the touch of a button. Written by a panel of ornithological experts and produced with the renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this indispensable reference features lavish illustrations of the birds and their habitats, scientifically accurate range maps, and detailed information on distribution, habitat, behavior, and vocalizations. A beautiful keepsake object, Bird Songs Bible is an essential volume for the true bird lover.

Bird Songs from Around the World

Author: Les Beletsky

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781932855616

Category: Nature

Page: 368

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Introduces two hundred birds from six continents with brief descriptions, color illustrations, and audio recordings of songs and calls which can be played with the attached digital audio player.

Listening to a Continent Sing

Birdsong by Bicycle from the Atlantic to the Pacific

Author: Donald Kroodsma

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400880327

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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Join birdsong expert Donald Kroodsma on a ten-week, ten-state bicycle journey as he travels with his son from the Atlantic to the Pacific, lingering and listening to our continent sing as no one has before. On remote country roads, over terrain vast and spectacular, from dawn to dusk and sometimes through the night, you will gain a deep appreciation for the natural symphony of birdsong many of us take for granted. Come along and marvel at how expressive these creatures are as Kroodsma leads you west across nearly five thousand miles—at a leisurely pace that enables a deep listen. Listening to a Continent Sing is also a guided tour through the history of a young nation and the geology of an ancient landscape, and an invitation to set aside the bustle of everyday life to follow one's dreams. It is a celebration of flowers and trees, rocks and rivers, mountains and prairies, clouds and sky, headwinds and calm, and of local voices and the people you will meet along the way. It is also the story of a father and son deepening their bond as they travel the slow road together from coast to coast. Beautifully illustrated throughout with drawings of birds and scenes and featuring QR codes that link to audio birdsong, this poignant and insightful book takes you on a travel adventure unlike any other—accompanied on every leg of your journey by birdsong.

Hear and There Book: Bird Calls

Author: Frank Gallo

Publisher: Innovative Kids

ISBN: 9781584760641

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

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Each double-page spread includes clues, a tab to pull to uncover a picture of the correct bird, and a flap to lift to uncover more facts about that bird. The reader can push color-coded buttons to hear the song of the particular bird featured on each page to assist in identifying the bird.

The Singing Life of Birds

The Art and Science of Listening to Birdsong

Author: Donald Kroodsma

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547344874

Category: Nature

Page: 496

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Listen to birds sing as you’ve never listened before, as the world-renowned birdsong expert Donald Kroodsma takes you on personal journeys of discovery and intrigue. Read stories of wrens and robins, thrushes and thrashers, warblers and whip-poor-wills, bluebirds and cardinals, and many more bird. Learn how each acquires its songs, how songs vary from bird to bird and place to place, how some birds' singing is especially beautiful or ceaseless or complex, how some do not sing at all, how the often quiet female has the last word, and why. Hear a baby wren and the author’s own daughter babble as each learns its local dialect. Listen to the mockingbird by night and by day and count how many different songs he can sing. Marvel at the exquisite harmony in the duet of a wood thrush as he uses his two voice boxes to accompany himself. Feel the extraordinary energy in the songs just before sunrise as dawn’s first light sweeps across this singing planet. Hear firsthand the unmistakable evidence that there are not one but two species of marsh wrens and two species of winter wrens in North America. Learn not only to hear but to see birds sing in the form of sonagrams, as these visual images dance across the pages while you listen to the accompanying audio. Using your trained ears and eyes, you can begin your own journeys of discovery. Listen anew to birds in your backyard and beyond, exploring the singing minds of birds as they tell all that they know. Join Kroodsma not only in identifying but in identifying with singing birds, connecting with nature’s musicians in a whole new way. Please note: this ebook includes embedded audio files. You will only be able to access these files from a device that supports embedded audio.

Better Birding

Tips, Tools, and Concepts for the Field

Author: George L. Armistead,Brian L. Sullivan

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691129665

Category: Nature

Page: 360

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Better Birding reveals the techniques expert birders use to identify a wide array of bird species in the field—quickly and easily. Featuring hundreds of stunning photos and composite plates throughout, this book simplifies identification by organizing the birds you see into groupings and offering strategies specifically tailored to each group. Skill building focuses not just on traditional elements such as plumage, but also on creating a context around each bird, including habitat, behavior, and taxonomy—parts so integral to every bird's identity but often glossed over by typical field guides. Critical background information is provided for each group, enabling you to approach bird identification with a wide-angle view, using your eyes, brain, and binoculars more strategically, resulting in a more organized approach to learning birds. Better Birding puts the thrill of expert bird identification within your reach. Reveals the techniques used by expert birders for quick and easy identification Simplifies identification with strategies tailored to different groupings of birds Features hundreds of photos and composite plates that illustrate the different techniques Fosters a wide-angle approach to field birding Provides a foundation for building stronger birding skills

Stokes Field Guide to Birds

Eastern Region

Author: Donald Stokes,Lillian Stokes

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316818094

Category: Nature

Page: 496

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The easiest-to-use and most comprehensive field guide to North American birds-from the country's preeminent writers on birds and nature Drawing on more than twenty years' experience as bird and wildlife experts, Donald and Lillian Stokes have produced field guides that are factually, visually, and organizationally superior to any other books you can buy. You'll find: * All the identification information on a single page-color photographs, range map, and detailed description. No more fumbling to match photos with text! * For fast reference-a compact alphabetical index inside the front and back covers. * More than 900 high-resolution color identification photographs. * An illustrated Quick Guide to the most common backyard and feeder birds. * Convenient colored tabs keyed to each bird group. * Concise and comprehensive text, with information on habitat; plumage variation; feeding, nesting, and mating behavior; bird feeder proclivity; and-for the first time in any guide-population trends and conservation status.

Backyard Bird Song

Eastern and Central North America

Author: Richard K. Walton,Robert W. Lawson,Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780395712566

Category: Nature

Page: 32

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Features twenty-eight common species of eastern and central North American bird songs, grouped primarily by the acoustic similarity of the birds. Includes the sounds of three mammals whose vocalizations may be confused with those of birds.

The Young Birder's Guide to Birds of Eastern North America

Author: Bill Thompson, III,Julie Zickefoose

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547119342

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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Featuring an abundance of color photographs, drawings, and maps, this ultimate birding resource is jam-packed with information on more than two hundred species.

Good Birders Don't Wear White

50 Tips From North America's Top Birders

Author: David Sibley,Tim Gallagher,Kenn Kaufman,Don Stokes,Lillian Stokes,Bill Thompson,Scott Weidensaul,Julie Zickefoose

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547344850

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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David Sibley, Don and Lillian Stokes, and many more share their inside tips—and witty observations—on the birding life. The biggest names in birding dispense advice to birders of every level—on topics ranging from feeding birds and cleaning binoculars to pishing and pelagic birding—in these lighthearted essays accompanied by illustrations. Whether satirizing bird snobs or relating the traditions and taboos of the birding culture, this collection of wisdom is as chock-full of helpful information as it is entertaining. “The book is a delight to read and will generate new enthusiasm for the hobby. The 25 black-and-white line drawings are hilarious.” —Booklist

Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America

Author: Nathan Pieplow

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547905602

Category: Nature

Page: 512

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The first comprehensive guide to the sounds of eastern North American birds, featuring an innovative visual index that allows readers to quickly look up unfamiliar sounds in the field.​ Bird songs and calls are just as important as visual field marks in identifying birds. But until now, the only way to learn them was by memorization. With this groundbreaking book, it’s possible to visually distinguish bird sounds and identify birds using a field guide format. At the core of this guide is the spectrogram, a visual graph of sound. With a brief introduction to five key aspects—speed, repetition, pauses, pitch pattern, and tone quality—readers can learn to visualize sounds, without any musical training or auditory memorization. Picturing sounds makes it possible to search this book visually for a bird song heard in the field. The Sound Index groups similar songs together, narrowing the identification choices quickly to a brief list of birds that sound alike. Readers can then turn to the species account for more information and/or listen to the accompanying audio tracks available online, through Cornell's Lab of Ornithology. Identifying birds by sound is arguably the most challenging and important skill in birding. This book makes it vastly easier to master than ever before.

All about Backyard Birds - Eastern and Central North America

Author: Laura Erickson,Brian Scott Sockin,Hugh Powell

Publisher: Cornell Lab Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781943645046

Category: Nature

Page: 200

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"All About Backyard Birds brings you the best information from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's website, AllAboutBirds.org, used by more than 14 million people each year. To create a dynamic pocket guide for everyone interested in the backyard birds, we've selected some of our most popular content from AllAboutBirds.org-- fascinating information about the birds around you, bird ID tips, and bird-watching information to help you learn about and enjoy birds even more. Delve into fascinating facts on 120 bird species commonly seen in Eastern and Central North American backyards, accompanied by custom illustrations, beautiful photographs, range maps, and other features that make All About Backyard Birds so easy to use and share with others."--Page [4] of cover.

The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior

Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9781400043866

Category: Nature

Page: 588

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Provides basic information about the biology, life cycles, and behavior of birds, along with brief profiles of each of the eighty bird families in North America.

Sibley's Birding Basics

Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307545978

Category: Nature

Page: 168

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“I wrote and illustrated this book to help every inquisitive birder, from novice to expert. Whether you can identify six birds or six hundred, you’ll be a better birder if you have a grounding in the real nuts and bolts of what birds look like, and your skills will be even sharper if you know exactly what to look for and how to record what you see.” —David Allen Sibley The Sibley Guide to Birds and The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior are both universally acclaimed as the new standard source of species information. And now David Sibley, America’s premier birder and best-known bird artist, takes a new direction; in Sibley’s Birding Basics he is concerned not so much with species as with the general characteristics that influence the appearance of all birds and thus give us the clues to their identity. To create this guide, David Sibley thought through all the skills that enable him to identify a bird in the few instants it is visible to him. Now he shares that information, integrating an explanation of the identification process with many painted and drawn images of details (such as a feather) or concepts. Birding Basics begins by reviewing how one can get started as a birder: the equipment necessary, where and when to go birding, and perhaps most important, the essential things to look for when birds appear in the field. Using many illustrations, David Sibley reviews all the basic concepts of bird identification and then describes the variations (of shape, size, and color) that can change the appearance of a bird over time or in different settings. And he issues a warning about “illusions and other pitfalls”—and advice on avoiding them. The second part of the book, also plentifully illustrated, deals with another set of clues, the major aspects of avian life that differ from species to species: feathers (color, arrangement, shape, molt), behavior and habitat, and sounds. This scientifically precise, beautifully illustrated volume distills the essence of David Sibley’s own experience and skills, providing a solid introduction to “naming” the birds. With Sibley as your guide, when you learn how to interpret what the feathers, the anatomical structure, the sounds of a bird tell you—when you know the clues that show you why there’s no such thing as “just a duck”—birding will be more fun, and more meaningful. An essential addition to the Sibley shelf! From the Trade Paperback edition.