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2.9. Where can I find recordings of birdsongs?




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This article is from the Birds FAQ, by Lanny Chambers with numerous contributions by others.

2.9. Where can I find recordings of birdsongs?

For North American birds, Houghton Mifflin's Peterson series includes
Walton and Lawson's _Backyard Bird Song_, a simple introduction to common
birds, as well as _Birding by Ear_, a more advanced course. These are
available in CD and cassette format. They also offer "aural field guides"
for North America on cassette and compact disc: there is an Eastern/
Central and a Western volume.

The National Geographic Society (In N.A. (800) 638-4077) offers an audio
field guide. Lang Elliot offers a series of recordings called _Know Your
Bird Songs_ that are very useful for advanced and intermediate birders.

Bernard Volet suggests the following for European bird songs:

Roche, J.-C.: _All the Bird Songs of Britain and Europe_
4 cassettes covering 420 species or 4 CDs covering 396 species,
Comments in French and English.

"For research, teaching, identification problems, covering Western and
Eastern Paleartic, Afro-tropical, Oriental, Australasian, Nearctic,
Neotropical and Antarctic, inquire at:
British Library of Wildlife Sounds (BLOWS)
National Sound Archive
29 Exhibition Road
London SW7 2AS
ENGLAND
Fax +44 071 412 7441"

The British Library maintains an archive of wildlife recordings. See
their web page at
http://www.bl.uk/collections/sound-archive/wild.html .


 

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