bird songs is a skill, and it's fun to learn how to do it. A birder
who knows the songs almost always see more birds with the ears than
with the eyes, because we can hear around corners and through foliage.
We can hear on the darkest night. We can even hear birds outside
while lying in bed.
audio CD makes it easy to learn the songs of the birds most often
encountered in the Midwest and Eastern USA.
hear each bird song, followed by a short description. We remember
things best when we have something to hang the memory on, so the
CD gives a mnemonic for each song.
love these mnemonics, and many of them are as famous as the birds
they describe. You may recognize "Who cooks for you?"
for the Barred Owl and "Poor Sam Peabody" for the
White-throated Sparrow. (These two mnemonics give the CD its subtitle.)
you hear the song and the mnemonic, then you hear the bird's name.
That gives you a chance to try to guess the name yourself, or to
test yourself. Such active listening helps you learn the songs quickly
and easily, because it engages the memory process.
way to use the CD is to enable the "Random Play" or "Shuffle"
option on a CD player, portable stereo, or personal computer. You
will find your song recongnition skills improving rapidly.