A continuation of the successful BIRDING BY EAR system for learning bird songs.
Just as the original BIRDING BY EAR audio introduces listeners to a unique method of learning and remembering bird songs, MORE BIRDING BY EAR employs these proven techniques for ninety-six additional species of birds found east of the Rockies. Walton and Lawson have created learning groups of similar vocalizations and clearly point out distinguishing characteristics, using phonetics, mnemonics, and other memory aids. MORE BIRDING BY EAR will increase your skill and enjoyment in the field by helping you learn the vocalizations of twenty-five species of warblers, all of the North American rails, and an assortment of terns, other waterbirds, and passerines. Many shorebird call notes are also included.
Combine the auditory instruction here with the visual features of the Peterson Identification System. Page numbers in MORE BIRDING BY EAR's booklet refer to species descriptions in the PETERSON FIELD GUIDE TO BIRDS OF EASTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH AMERICA, fifth edition.
About the Author
Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.
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Clapper Rail Rallus longirostris (p. 128) Habitat: Coastal saltwater wetlands.
Voice: Most commonly a series of tic notes. Also a grunting vocalization that sounds like an old car engine turning over and over. Notes:
Table of Contents
Cassette 1, Side A Introduction P. 5 Rails P. 9 Sora Virginia Rail Clapper Rail King Rail Yellow Rail Black Rail Waterbirds P. 15 Pied-Billed Grebe Least Bittern Common Moorhen American Coot Wood Duck Great Blue Heron Marsh Wren Empidonax Flycatchers P. 17 Least Flycatcher Acadian Flycatcher Willow Flycatcher Alder Flycatcher
Cassette 1, Side B Complex Vocalizations P. 19 Indigo Bunting Blue Grosbeak Pine Siskin Ruby-Crowned Kinglet Winter Wren Simple Vocalizations P. 20 Red-Breasted Nuthatch Common Nighthawk Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher Evening Grosbeak Osprey Northern Saw-Whet Owl Pairs P. 23 Black-Billed Cuckoo Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Brown Creeper Golden-Crowned Kinglet Fish Crow Common Raven Swainson’s Thrush Bicknell’s Thrush Boat-Tailed Grackle Rusty Blackbird American Pipit Horned Lark
Cassette 2, Side A Warblers: Buzzy P. 29 Prairie Warbler Blue-Winged Warbler Golden-Winged Warbler Black-Throated Blue Warbler Cerulean Warbler Warblers: Simple P. 31 Prothonotary Warbler Palm Warbler Worm-Eating Warbler Cape May Warbler Bay-Breasted Warbler Blackpoll Warbler Warblers: Two-Parted P. 34 Nashville Warbler Wilson’s Warbler Chestnut-Sided Warbler Magnolia Warbler Blackburnian Warbler Mourning Warbler Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Cassette 2, Side B Warblers: Complex P. 38 Northern Waterthrush Louisiana Waterthrush Swainson’s Warbler Yellow-Throated Warbler Tennessee Warbler Canada Warbler Yellow-Breasted Chat Sparrows P. 43 Savannah Sparrow Vesper Sparrow Bachman’s Sparrow Henslow's Sparrow Grasshopper Sparrow Saltmarsh Sharp-Tailed Sparrow Seaside Sparrow Miscellaneous P. 47 Common Loon Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker Olive-Sided Flycatcher Blue-Headed Vireo
Cassette 3, Side A Shorebirds: Pairs P. 49 Lesser Yellowlegs Greater Yellowlegs Short-Billed Dowitcher Long-Billed Dowitcher Shorebirds: Plovers P. 51 Black-Bellied Plover American Golden-Plover Semipalmated Plover Shorebirds: Whistlers P. 52 Spotted Sandpiper Whimbrel Upland Sandpiper Willet Shorebirds: Peepers P. 54 Least Sandpiper Semipalmated Sandpiper Sanderling Pectoral Sandpiper Shorebirds:Other P. 56 Common Snipe Terns P. 57 Royal Tern Caspian Tern Common Tern Forster's Tern Least Tern
Cassette 3, Side B Habitat Groupings Baxter State Park, Maine Wetlands Common Loon Rusty Blackbird Olive-Sided Flycatcher Palm Warbler Wilson’s Warbler Alder Flycatcher Second Growth And Forest Least Flycatcher Mourning Warbler Winter Wren Tennessee Warbler Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker Blue-Headed Vireo Pine Siskin Ruby-Crowned Kinglet Evening Grosbeak Spruce And Fir Forest Brown Creeper Yellow-Rumped Warbler Swainson’s Thrush Cape May Warbler Golden-Crowned Kinglet Northern Saw-Whet Owl Red-Breasted Nuthatch Bay-Breasted Warbler Blackpoll Warbler Mt. Katahdin, Summit Bicknell’s Thrush Common Raven American Pipit Goose Lake Prairie State Park, Illinois Hawthorn And Poplar Grove Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Willow Flycatcher Yellow-Breasted Chat Prairie Savannah Sparrow Henslow’s Sparrow Grasshopper Sparrow Upland Sandpiper Vesper Sparrow Prairie Potholes Pied-Billed Grebe Least Bittern American Coot Marsh Wren Wood Duck Virginia Rail King Rail Spotted Sandpiper Southern New Jersey Salt Marshes Clapper Rail Osprey Fish Crow Boat-Tailed Grackle Saltmarsh Sharp-Tailed Sparrow Black Rail Great Blue Heron Beaches And Mudflats Royal Tern Lesser Yellowlegs Short-Billed Dowitcher Semipalmated Plover Samipalmated Sandpiper Least Sandpiper Caspian Tern Woodlands Chestnut-Sided Warbler Black-Billed Cuckoo Blue-Winged Warbler Louisiana Waterthrush Worm-Eating Warbler Magnolia Warbler Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia Beaches Common Tern Sanderling Horned Lark Forster’s Tern Least Tern Mudflats And Marshes Willet Greater Yellowlegs Long-Billed Dowitcher Black-Bellied Plover Whimbrel American Golden-Plover Pectoral Sandpiper Francis Marion National Forest, South Carolina Pine Woods Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher Prairie Warbler Bachman’s Sparrow Indigo Bunting Mixed Hardwood And Swamp Swainson’s Warbler Acadian Flycatcher Yellow-Throated Warbler Prothonotary Warbler Texas Gulf Coast Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge: Marshes Sora Common Moorhen Seaside Sparrow Yellow Rail Common Snipe High Island: Live Oaks And Hackberries Canada Warbler Golden-Wiinged Warbler Black-Throated Blue Warbler Cerulean Warbler Blue Grosbeak Nashville Warbler Blackburnian Warbler Northern Waterthrush