The Backyard Birdsong Guide Eastern and Central North America

A Guide to Listening

Author: Donald Kroodsma

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1943645167

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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Back by popular demand with more than 300,000 copies sold, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is proud to re-release the widely acclaimed and bestselling bird audio field guide series, Backyard Birdsongs, from award-winning Ornithologist and Author, Donald Kroodsma. 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. Complete with an introduction to birdsongs that will inspire readers to look out their kitchen windows and venture out in the field, this unique book provides an exciting entryway into the subtle art of birding. This second edition includes a much-requested new Sound Track Index (to help make watching and listening to birds easier), and a download of the award-winning MERLIN™ Bird ID App available FREE on iTunes and Android stores (no code necessary). 35% of the net proceeds from the sale of Backyard Birdsongs supports projects at the Cornell Lab, such as children’s educational and community programs.
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The Backyard Birdsong Guide Western North America

A Guide to Listening

Author: Donald Kroodsma

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1943645175

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 5520

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Back by popular demand with more than 300,000 copies sold, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is proud to re-release the widely acclaimed and bestselling bird audio field guide series, Backyard Birdsongs, from award-winning Ornithologist and Author, Donald Kroodsma. 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. Complete with an introduction to birdsongs that will inspire readers to look out their kitchen windows and venture out in the field, this unique book provides an exciting entryway into the subtle art of birding. This second edition includes a much-requested new Sound Track Index (to help make watching and listening to birds easier), and a download of the award-winning MERLIN™ Bird ID App available FREE on iTunes and Android stores (no code necessary). 35% of the net proceeds from the sale of Backyard Birdsongs supports projects at the Cornell Lab, such as children’s educational and community programs.
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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

View: 8089

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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.
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Attracting Birds and Butterflies

How to Plan and Plant a Backyard Habitat

Author: Barbara W. Ellis

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395813720

Category: Gardening

Page: 122

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Describes how to use nest boxes, trees, shrubs, flowers, vines, cover plants, and particular foods to attract specific species of birds and butterflies
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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

View: 2250

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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.
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All about Backyard Birds

Western North America

Author: Laura Erickson,Brian Scott Sockin,Hugh Powell

Publisher: Cornell Lab Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781943645060

Category: Nature

Page: 200

View: 7456

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First in a series of beginner to novice birding books based on the #1 birding website (16MM unique users), AllAboutBirds.org from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the leading authority and voice for birders. All About Backyard Birds builds on the huge success of the Cornell Lab's renowned website to translate and deliver best-in-class content and proven user-friendly formats into print. Eastern/Central North America and Western North America versions each provide 120 of the most popular species in each region, filled with beautiful hand illustrations by Pedro Fernandes, charts and maps, and other easy tools that make All About Backyard Birds more approachable than other birding books to beginner and novice birders. All About Backyard Birds also includes a free download and tutorial of MERLIN�, an interactive GPS-based bird identification multimedia App, available on iTunes and Android stores (and already used by more than 1MM birders), plus our new FREE downloadable Bird QR book companion app to tap-to-listen to birds and learn more about special topics throughout the book. As with all Cornell Lab Publishing Group books, a full 35% of the net proceeds from the sale of All About Backyard Birds goes directly to Cornell Lab to support projects such as children’s educational and community programs.
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Birder's Bible

The Ultimate Bird Watching Reference Guide

Author: Stoeger Publishing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780883172902

Category: Nature

Page: 396

View: 8543

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Stoeger's new 400-page Birder's Bible is a comprehensive guide to the exciting field of birding. In the pages of Birder's Bible you'll find fascinating and informative feature articles by respected experts in the field. Birder's Bible is the most thorough, one-stop source of information on birding with up-to-date specifications and current prices for hundreds of items including bird feeders and feeder accessories, bird food products, birdhouses, birdbaths and ponds, and much more. You'll find a comprehensive listing of birding optics-binoculars, spotting scopes and accessories-and a guide to birding field guides, checklists, life lists, journals, computer software and audio/video products as well. Whether you take to the fields and forests with spotting scope and life list of simply enjoy watching the feeding station in your back yard, you'll find Birder's Bible an indispensable guide, specifically created with the dedicated birder in mind. Key Selling Points Birding is one of the fastest growing outdoor activities in North America. Incisive, informative feature articles written by some of the nations leading authorities on birds and birding. Product guide containing information on hundreds of items, ranging from spotting scopes to bird song CDs.
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