The Backyard Birdsong Guide Eastern And Central North America: A Guide To Listening by Donald KroodsmaThe Backyard Birdsong Guide Eastern And Central North America: A Guide To Listening by Donald Kroodsma

The Backyard Birdsong Guide Eastern And Central North America: A Guide To Listening

byDonald KroodsmaIllustratorLarry McQueen, Jon Janosik

Hardcover | April 22, 2016

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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 free download of the Cornell Lab's own MERLIN? Bird ID App (on iTunes and Android stores).And as with all Cornell Lab Publishing Group books, 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.
Donald Kroodsma is professor emeritus of ornithology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a world-renowned authority on birdsongs. He is the author of The Singing Life of Birds (winner of the 2006 John Burroughs Medal Award and the American Birding Association's Robert Ridgway Distinguished Service Award for excellence in ...
Title:The Backyard Birdsong Guide Eastern And Central North America: A Guide To ListeningFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.25 × 7.25 × 0.76 inPublished:April 22, 2016Publisher:Cornell Lab Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1943645019

ISBN - 13:9781943645015

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Editorial Reviews

Don Kroodsma's passion for birdsong is infectious, and this guide will have any birder (including me) listening to birds with new insight and appreciation after reading it." - David Allen Sibley, author and illustrator of The Sibley Guide to Birds "Watching birds is only half the fun-knowing how to listen to them is the other half. This handy audio book teaches you how to listen to birds and to understand who they are and what they are saying to each other. It will double your enjoyment-both outdoors and indoors." - Greg Butcher, National Audubon Society"There is no better guide to the fascinating world of birdsong than Don Kroodsma, who in this handy book shows that even in the average backyard there is drama, mystery, and excitement, all bound up in the song of a bird." - Scott Weidensaul, author of Living on the Wind and Of a Feather "Don Kroodsma's latest book is a gem. Each page brims with enthusiasm and erudition, the product of countless hours spent in 'deep listening'-applying the attentiveness and aesthetic appreciation of a musician to the songs and calls of birds. Even advanced students of birdsong will find much that is new in these pages-and refreshingly well composed!" - Ned Brinkley, Editor, North American Birds"Don Kroodsma once again gives us a reason to listen to birds as individuals. What a gift to all birders to be able to listen to these birds with new ears." - Bill Thompson, III, Editor, Bird Watcher's Digest"With his trademark clarity and charm, Donald Kroodsma takes us beyond identification and into the realm of understanding. What are the different functions of the multiple songs given by many birds? How do songs differ among individuals? And what causes those differences? These are cutting-edge scientific questions, and it is to Kroodsma's credit that he provides compelling and easily understood answers." - Ted Floyd, Editor, Birding "