This is #3 of 31 Days to Better Birding and Conservation
There are many ways to learn bird songs and one of the best is to go outside, find a bird that’s singing and watch it. Once you connect the identification to the sound, you have a great chance of remembering the bird’s sound in the future. But there are other ways to learn bird sounds too!
Our personal favorite way to learn bird songs is through our iPod or what we call the birdPod. By using birdJam’s software, we have the ability to listen to bird songs and quiz one another without the bird’s name being given away. By familiarizing yourself with bird sounds, they become infinitively easier to pick out when in the field.
You don’t have to have an iPod to learn bird sounds: there are many bird song CDs and websites where you can learn specific bird sounds. Cornell’s Macaulay Library is an excellent place to find specific bird sounds for free.