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The Backyard Birdsong Guide: Eastern and Central North America

A Cornell Lab of Ornithology Audio Field Guide

A Guide to Listening
By Donald Kroodsma

5 x 8 in; 192 pp;
75 color illustrations
Hardcover
April 2008
ISBN 9780811863421
ISBN10 0811863425

SKU# 9780811863421

$29.95
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Get to know birds by ear with this engaging, one-of-a-kind book. Discover seventy-five unique species from Eastern and Central North America as you enjoy their sounds at the touch of a button-reproduced in high quality on the attached digital audio module...
The Backyard Birdsong Guide: Eastern and Central North America


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The Backyard Birdsong Guide: Eastern and Central North America

Get to know birds by ear with this engaging, one-of-a-kind book. Discover seventy-five unique species from Eastern and Central North America as you enjoy their sounds at the touch of a button-reproduced in high quality on the attached digital audio module-while reading vivid descriptions of their songs, calls, and related behaviors. Learn what Black-capped Chickadees are thinking as they give their unmistakable namesake call, or find out why many songbirds have dialects that vary from region to region. Complete with up-to-date range maps and more than 130 sounds provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's world-renowned Macaulay Library, as well as exquisite illustrations of each species, The Backyard Birdsong Guide will resonate with beginners and experts alike.

 

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5 x 8 in; 192 pp;
75 color illustrations
Hardcover
April 2008
ISBN 9780811863421
ISBN10 0811863425

Donald Kroodsma is currently a visiting fellow at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He has studied birdsong for more than 40 years and lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a nonprofit institution located in Ithaca, New York. Its mission is to interpret and conserve the earth's biological diversity through research, education and citizen science.

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Author Donald Kroodsma, a visiting fellow at the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology who has studied song birds for 40 years, has done a fine job introducing novices to the world of bird song, as well as concisely describing each bird and its habitats on a single page. The wonderful color illustrations by Larry McQueen and Jon Janosik help birders distinguish the male and female of each species.

Lori Korleski Richardson, McClatchy Newspapers0000-00-00 00:00:00

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The Backyard Birdsong Guide: Eastern and Central NA

The Backyard Birdsong Guide: Eastern and Central NA

4/7/12| Ed
I'm a birder who had a terrible problem. All the bird guidebooks that I had used over my long career had phonetically represented bird calls & songs. What I heard in the woods didn't correspond well to those phonemes. I always thought that a guide should have a recorded call that was as good as the illustration or photo. In the past, attempts to accomplish this fell short or was too unwieldy to work in the field. This guide was my wish come true. As a Scoutmaster & teacher to my kids, family & now their children its made birding more accessible. My 6 year old grandniece picked it up & was fascinated with it so much that at a recent gathering at my son's home, she took the book & in all seriousness played the calls of different birds to his 3 cockateels to get their reaction. She came back to me and asked why the cockateels weren't afraid of the red-tailled hawk to delight of all within hearing distance. That's a great book!