Features: Bird Song Defined Decoded Described
By (author): Ernie Jardine
No superficial re-telling of a bird’s song! This is a thorough, “teaching-oriented” guide to learning bird song. The author organizes the songs of over 200 birds of eastern North America, according to a practical “system”, which allows a birder to “access” and identify a mystery song, often right in the field while the bird is singing. More importantly each song is described in detail by its overall make-up and quality, and the nuances and progress of the notes within each is clearly explained as well as illustrated.Songs are also defined and organized according to specific habitats, as well as according to groupings with similar-sounding deliveries. Hundreds of original recordings (available on the author’s website) complement and amplify what is being explained in each section of the book. Alternate songs, flight songs, and calls are included, as well as information on habitat, nesting, and summer and winter ranges. This book will be welcomed by the birder and the non-birder alike, by anyone trying to learn and understand more about bird song.
Bird Song Defined, Decoded, Described
I have been a birdwatcher (birder) since my childhood, passing through many and varied stages along the way. Among them: traveller, photographer, teacher, author and more recently avid nature recordist. My special interest in bird song has led to the publication of two books on bird song identification, the most recent, "Bird Song Defined, Decoded, Described", which takes a strong "teaching-oriented" approach to the subject, with sample recordings available on my website, www.birdsongidentification.com. In retirement from my job as a high school teacher, I continue to enjoy travelling, photographing and recording the birds.