Bird Songs: 250 North American Birds in Song

Bird Songs: 250 North American Birds in Song

by Les Beletsky

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Overview

Drawing from the collection of the world-renowned Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Bird Songs presents the most notable North American birdsincluding the rediscovered Ivory-billed Woodpeckerin a stunning new format. Renowned bird biologist Les Beletsky provides a succinct description of each of the 250 birds profiled, with an emphasis on their distinctive songs. Lavish full-color illustrations accompany each account, while a sleek, built-in digital audio player holds 250 corresponding songs and calls. In his foreword, North American bird expert and distinguished natural historian Jon L. Dunn shares insights gained from a lifetime of passionate study. Complete with the most up-to-date and scientifically accurate information, Bird Songs is the first book to capture the enchantment of these beautiful birds in words, pictures, and song. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, located in Ithaca, New York, is a nonprofit institution focused on birds and whose mission is to interpret and conserve the earth's biological diversity through research. The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab is the major source of sound recordings of birds for research, education, conservation, the media, and commercial products.

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Trumpeter Swan
Laughing Gull
Eastern Bluebird

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760363263
Publisher: becker&mayer! Books
Publication date: 10/16/2018
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 43,334
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 10.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Jon L. Dunn is an expert on the distribution and identification of North American birds. He lives in Bishop, California.

Les Beletsky is a professional bird biologist and natural history writer and editor. For more than 20 years, he has conducted ecological research on birds, concentrating on their vocalizations. He divides his time between Seattle and Whidbey Island, Washington.

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Bird Songs: 250 North American Birds in Song 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I work in a library and I have seen young and old react favorably to this book. Wonderful pictures of the birds with text on his bird, and then a bonus...you can actually hear how the bird sounds...hear the songs each bird sings. It makes a wonderful gift too, I have recommended to many friends.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I received this as a present and I can't put it down! Great during the long winter days.
TrainYardBull More than 1 year ago
My wife and I have a number of bird feeders in our yard and more than a few birds. However, matching a bird call to a particular bird isn't often easy. Now, thanks to this book with its recorded bird calls, we have matched most of the birds in our yard to their songs/calls, with many pleasant surprises. For many years we have heard a bird call with a tropical sound and wondered if some exotic bird had escaped and was living in our neighborhood. We have now placed that bird call with the Pilated Woodpecker, a Crow-sized bird with a tall crimson crest which we have enjoyed watching for many years. Several of our neighbors have been impressed with our sudden knowledge as well. I would like it better if the bird calls were a little quicker to scroll through and the birds listed were a mite easier to locate in the printed portion of the book, but I really don't know how it could be much better for the rather reasonable cost. Great book. Highly recommend!
GwenGH More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book that provides a song for every bird. As the introduction states, most of the time we hear birds rather than see them. If we can identify their songs, we can identify the birds. This has been an invaluable help in my learning about the birds in our area.
the1butterfly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When I saw this in BJs, I couldn't stop pressing the buttons and listening to all the different birds. I discovered so many bird calls that I'd known but never known who was saying them, and could finally connect the two. I also discovered that for the few birds I did know the calls to to begin with, this was a good match up (though I would have chosen differently for catbird and bluejay). It also works a bit as a bird book, with a large illustration of each bird and information. If you've got a feeder or birds around, I'd definitely recommend it.
Citizenjoyce on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great, fun book. It never fails to get a rise out of my dogs.
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My son has been interested in birds for many years now and we gave him a copy of this book for his eighth birthday. He has been entertained with this book for hours. Now he is using it to teach his new cockatiel how to mimic songs.
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We have 2 kittens and they love this book. We play the bird songs and their ears perk up, their eyes get big... they look around the book and just cannot figure it out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for my 5 year old who is very interested in the birds in our yard and this book holds his attention for quite awhile. The people he has shared it with ( 56 year old neighbor and 66 year old Grandpa) now both want it. I'll be purchasing a second copy for Father's Day!
EIEIO More than 1 year ago
This book is "spot on" in helping to identify birds and their individual "songs". We have all learned so much about our feathered friends since purchasing this book!
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