Teach Yourself Bird Sounds Double CD
The original Teach Yourself Bird Sounds series was published in the 1990s as a series of ten cassettes, each featuring a different habitat. This overdue CD version begins with the two habitats that are closest to home for most birdwatchers, the garden (with 21 featured species) and broad-leaved woodland (with 24 featured species).
Designed to help you identify the bird songs and calls and with commentary throughout, this is very much a tutorial. For each of the 45 species, a detailed spoken commentary takes you through what is distinctive about each song or call featured, with one or more repetitions to help you learn it thoroughly.
Along the way the commentary is full of memory aids, such as comparing the song of a Dunnock to the squeaky wheels of a trolley, or likening the Feral Pigeon's coo to the phrase: "Look at the Moon!" The commentary also brings in direct comparisons of similar sounds made by other birds, repeating them close together so that you can hear for yourself what makes them different. There is even a tricky medley at the end of each CD to test how well the listener has learnt what has gone before.
All in all, Teach Yourself Bird Sounds represents the most detailed bird sound tutorial so far published.
This double CD set includes a 16 page booklet giving you a summary of every bird call features and an introduction by Dominic Couzens.
- Author(s): Dominic Couzens, John Wyatt
- Stock Code: V10083
- Format: Double CD
- Language: English
Hardback £30.00Buy Now
Collins Bird Guide has already become established as the most essential reference to British and European bird identification. This new edition has been fully revised, the main accounts contain 41 new species and many subspecies receive new or more extensive coverage, there are 14 new double page spreads and some 60 plates redesigned or repainted. All the maps have been revised.
Paperback £4.99Buy Now
This beautifully illustrated mini field guide is first and foremost a garden bird identification guide containing detailed descriptions of the most commonly encountered species, as well as some rarities and birds you may only see flying overhead in gardens. Eighty-eight species, illustrated with more than 400 superb full-colour artworks, are covered. Concise Garden Bird Guide also includes general guidelines on food, feeders, nest boxes and other items that can greatly increase the presence of birds in your garden.