The Sound Approach to Birding
Learn the facts of bird sound whilst listening to nearly 200 stereo recordings from around the world. Combining anecdote, scientific theory and practical field experience, this is a step by step guide through tone, pitch, rhythm, reading sonograms, acoustics and using sounds to age and sex birds. It explains how bird sounds are often the first of previously unrecognised taxonomic splits, and explains how to identify them. Accompanied by 2 CDs with 99 songs on each.
- ISBN: 9789081093316
- Author(s): Mark Constantine
- Stock Code: 1093316
- Format: Hardback
- Illustrations: Colour photographs, Illustrations
- Pages: 192
- Published: 2006
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Be amazed by exclusive stereo recordings of 23 petrels as they electrify the night. Discover for yourself how research has decrypted new species on vulnerable and secret islands. Illustrates the sounds with sonograms and describes the recording locations. Colour plates help identification as they fly past the shore.
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by The Sound Approach / Anthony McGeehan
A collection of forthright, entertaining, funny stories describing an obsessive Irish birder's view of life.
Vintage articles sit alongside many new pieces, compiled as The Sound Approach travels with Anthony on fresh adventures to record his favourite bird sounds.
Narrated on 2 CDs.
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This title teaches you to how recognise song after song as the chorus swells. Starting with Robin, and ending up listening to Nightingales. You will learn something of the science of birdsong, the difference between song and call, the physiology of songbirds and what birdsong tells us about evolution. The aim is to give you a flying start in birdsong so that, after reading this book, you'll be listening to order, not chaos, to Bach, not white noise. You will be more aware of the wild world, and better able to understand it. Includes a free podcast.
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Covers 40 of the most common and vocal garden birds. The CD includes over 60 minutes of digitally-recorded sound introduced by a voice-over giving a brief interpretation of the song or call.
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Birding is an extremely rewarding and fun hobby, but some situations can be frustrating or unsuccessful because of a variety of challenging viewing conditions.
Rather than a traditional field guide, this title presents an interactive how-to approach to a more complete identification process.
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Explore the twilight world of owls that you can hear in your garden, the park or woods with this lyrical investigation into their sounds. Listen to previously unpublished digital stereo recordings of the owls of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, illustrated with annotated sonagrams. Enjoy paintings and photographs, often of the individuals recorded. Learn how to research into evolution, behaviour and sounds invite us to recognise a dozen new owl species. Share the thrill of closing in on a huge fish owl found only a handful of times before, the rarest owl in our region. Travel to rugged desert mountains, where the authors chanced upon a previously undiscovered owl, the first new Arabian bird species for nearly 80 years. Learn to listen like an owl and maybe you could find the next one.