Geoff Sample, author of the best-selling Field Guide to Bird Songs and Calls, provides an audio guide to the bird songs you hear in gardens and parks. Garden Bird Songs and Calls includes over 60 minutes of digitally recorded sound and covers 40 of the most common and vocal garden birds. Each recording is introduced by the author with a voice-over that gives a brief interpretation of the song or call. The book contains details of each recording and also gives useful advice on how to listen to and interpret the sounds you hear. If you would like to be able to identify the birds in your garden by sound rather than by sight then this is the guide for you.
Listen to the songs and calls of our best-loved garden birds, easily accessed at the touch of 12 simple sound buttons. The book features a wealth of facts as well as photographs and high-quality bird sounds.
This second edition of the acclaimed Collins Guide to Bird Songs and Calls includes rerecorded versions of the original habitat CDs - ensuring that they are even clearer, but just as atmospheric - introducing the user to the major bird habitats of britian and the birds that live in them. The new edition also now contains a third CD containing a unique beginner's guide to birdsong in a course of 12 monthly sessions. Covering around 30 of the commonest garden and parkland bird species in the 12 sessions, it also gives an outline of the behavioural context - when the different species sing, why they sing and what is going on in the wider bird community. The group of species featured each month will be chosen for the similarities in their voices and songs; often this will mean birds of the same family. So, for instance, it makes sense to begin with Great Tit and Blue Tit for January - some of the few birds that can be heard this month, but also species with songs built around simple repeated patterns. By introducing a group of similar sounding birds each month - and starting with the easy birds first - this accessible guide will help you to quickly appreciate the wonderful range of bird voices and to discover just what birdsong is all about. A walk in the park will never be the same again.
In Collins Field Guide to Bird Songs and Calls, Geoff Sample introduced a way of helping to identify bird songs. In this companion volume he covers a further 130 species and helps the reader to identify some of the trickier and rarer species.
This field guide helps to identify bird sounds. The guide is organised by habitat, with atmospheric backgrounds and voice-overs discussing how to tell the difference between each species, so the reader can quickly learn all the calls he can hear when visiting his local wood, or marshland RSPB reserve. Over 158 species are covered, the focus being on common birds and birds that are difficult to separate visually, but easy when the calls are heard. The accompanying booklet gives background information on each species, plus an introductory section on bird song, where and when it can be heard, and how to make your own recordings.
Birdsong is the natural soundtrack to our lives and can evoke a powerful sense of time, place and season. Often profoundly beautiful, it is also the most effective way to discover many birds, and birds' songs and calls reveal much about their lives and behaviour. However, identifying which bird is making which sound can seem challenging. With this groundbreaking and easy-to-use guide, Adrian Thomas helps you learn and identify bird sounds step by step and at your own pace. Whether you are an experienced birdwatcher or just enjoy hearing the birds in your garden, this new guide will open your ears like never before to the amazing songs and calls around you. - Includes a sound guide to more than 100 songs and calls of 65 garden, woodland and farmland birds - A reference section describes in detail the sounds of a further 185 birds of Britain and north-west Europe - Beautiful colour photographs, annotated sonograms and 'test yourself' sections are also included - The 74-minute narrated recording can also be downloaded to listen to on the go Please note that the audio content will only play on devices that support this function; the Kindle Edition with Audio/Video is only compatible with the Kindle for iPad, iPhone or iPad Touch app. A transcript has been provided for those who cannot listen to the audio on their device and a complimentary digital download of the soundtrack has also been made available. Further details on how to access the complimentary digital download can be found inside the book.
A Guide to Attracting and Identifying Garden Birds
Author: Oran O'Sullivan
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
An essential companion for bird lovers and gardeners alike since it was first published, this highly successful guide to identifying garden birds has now been fully updated with the latest information and statistics. Highlighting a range of plants and planting schemes that support wildlife, it provides expert advice on making your garden a haven for birds. Learn everything you need to know about all the birds you’re most likely to see from your window, how to attract them into your garden and how to care for them. Each species is accessibly described, with details of identification, status and abundance, feeding habits, songs and call, and breeding season. The species guide has been updated to include the Great Spotted Woodpecker, which is now breeding regularly on the east coast and turning up in gardens. The species descriptions are enhanced by new photographs of the highest quality. Whether you are an avid gardener or just love feeding birds in your garden, this practical and easy-to-use guide is invaluable. Also available: 'Birds of Ireland – A Field Guide'
The only CD audio guide to the Warblers of Britain and Europe, one of the hardest groups of birds to identify -- often the only way to tell them apart is by their songs and calls. Possibly the most difficult group of birds to identify, often known as 'little brown jobs' as they are so difficult to distinguish visually, many warblers can only be identified positively by their songs and calls. The three CDs contained in this book provide high quality recordings of all the Warbler species that occur in Britain and Europe, and the accompanying book explains how to interpret the sounds and make an accurate identification. Aimed at keen birders, and those who want to find out more about this intriguing family, this book will doubtless become an essential tool for warbler identification.
A bird identification book with a sound module carrying the voices of 150 species of British birds. Delve into the text and photographs of each bird while listening to their songs and calls. The sounds you will hear include the cries of birds of prey, gulls, garden birds and migrants.
Have you ever wondered what animal is making that noise in your garden? Or what a pine marten sounds like in the wild? Wildlife Sounds, by expert Geoff Sample, features a CD containing all the major songs and calls of Britain. The CD is accompanied by an informative companion book that allows you to match a song or call with a species with the greatest of ease. Covering everything from common seals and otters to grasshoppers and frogs, this book also looks at the different sounds that animals may make according to the situations they are in e.g. under threat or at play.
From the Sandwich Tern to the Short-toed Eagle, discover over 300 species of bird found in the UK and Europe with RSPB Pocket Birds. Crystal clear photographs bring the birds on the page to life, and notes on distinguishing features will help you identify different species of bird in the field. Learn all about them from their calls and feeding behaviour, nesting habits and habitats, and differences in plumage. This brand new edition includes a web link where you can hear common bird songs and calls to make identification even easier. Maps showing regions where each species can be found at what time of year will help you find the birds you are most interested in. This handy book is perfectly portable, making RSPB Pocket Birds the perfect companion for taking out in the field.