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A Field Guide to Backyard Bird Song: Eastern and Central North America Audio Cassette

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  • Audio Cassette
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395975271
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395975275
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 19.6 x 2.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 113 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,004,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa4a05ccc) out of 5 stars 6 reviews
77 of 77 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3f03144) out of 5 stars An excellent starter May 3 2000
By Jerald Dosch, PhD - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This CD lives up to the high quality standards of the Peterson Field Guide series and is a marvelous introduction to bird songs. I have taught ornithology courses for a number of years and this is the CD I recommend to my students.
To anyone just discovering the joys of birding, visual identification of birds can be overwhelming with over 650 species found in North America alone. If visual identification is difficult, audio identification can be nearly impossible.
BACKYARD BIRD SONG comes to the rescue by focusing the listener's attention on 28 of the most common backyard birds. Learning these songs and calls will boost your confidence and enable you to identify nearly all of the birds you hear on a daily basis. The recordings are grouped into categories of similar sounds such as "sing-songers" and "whistlers." This clustering facilitates comparisons of potentially confusing bird vocalizations.
The CD's one down side is that you cannot go directly to the song of a given bird. You are limited to selecting a song grouping and then waiting for the desired bird.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa40916a8) out of 5 stars hearing is believing April 14 2007
By David A. Baer - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Because the approach of this splendid CD is so straightforward, its value may best be explained by a first-person account of a user.

I've been enjoying backyard birds in my home in Costa Rica and now in Indiana for many years. Yet I've only rarely felt confident about linking a bird's song to its appearance. I guess I'm a visual guy. Birdsong sounded good but taught me almost nothing.

Then a helpful attendant in a Wild Birds Unlimited store steered me towards this Peterson Field Guides cd. I'm an admirer of the Peterson Field Guide books, so this was an easy sale.

Since then I've listened through the guide three or four times in my car. Already, I find my ears picking up on a particular birdsong when I'm not even paying attention. Typically, I look up and - mirabile dictu - there's the bird I've learned, almost unconsciously, to identify by its song before it appears before the eye.

That's good pedagogy. This is a good product.

Cheep. Cheep. And so much more.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa664b06c) out of 5 stars Great for kids too! May 16 2009
By L. Nickles - Published on
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Backyard Bird Song is perfect! I was informed about this CD from a school teacher who uses it to teach her grandchildren about the birds. The great thing is that the sounds are put into little phrases that kids really enjoy and understand. Mind you, this is an adult CD, but the learning aspect is great for little ones too!
HASH(0xa453e420) out of 5 stars perfect for folks who have difficulty learning bird songs June 6 2015
By Durham - Published on
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Only includes songs of about 28 birds, but for us this was perfect. Other guides were overwhelming. We are finally learning to bird by ear.
By Sandra Konczak - Published on
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The "Backyard Bird Song" CD is very difficult for me ot follow for the speaker goes to fast when introducing bird songs.

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