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The Backyard Birdsong Guide: Eastern and Central NA
The Backyard Birdsong Guide: Eastern and Central NA4/7/12| EdI'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!