Can’t Recognize That Bird Song?

Can’t Recognize That Bird Song?

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What do you do when you can’t tell the difference between one bird song and another?

 Plug your ears?

Shrug your shoulders and walk away? 

Noooooo.

In today’s video I share 4 TIPS to help you know what to do the next time you hear a bird song you don’t recognize, so you don’t have to just throw your hands up in the air in frustration.

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Apologies for the loud creek in the background and the awfully bright day. Since they were both more appreciated than not, I decided to keep shooting. I hope you’ll understand.

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Apologies for the loud creek in the background and the awfully bright day. Since they were both more appreciated than not, I decided to keep shooting. I hope you’ll understand.

To learn even more Advanced Skills for Beginning Birders check out the Bird Mentor website at: http://www.birdmentor.com

Thank you to the generous folks who share their work on Xenocanto.com, especially:
1. XC407827 – Black-capped Chickadee – Jim Berry
2. XC173954 – Eastern Phoebe – Jorge de Leon Cardozo & Susan Hochgraf
3. XC277025 – Spotted Towhee – greg Irving
4. XC190477 – Grey Catbird – Krzysztof Deoniziak

How to Learn Bird Calls ~ Crow v/s Raven

How to Learn Bird Calls ~ Crow v/s Raven

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Ever wish you could tell the difference between a crow and a raven call?  It’s a bit easier than you may think.

Today I’ll share a few tips about how to tell the difference between their voices as well as their appearance.

There is a sweet moment in the video where they actually showed up (vocally that is), as if on cue. 

Leave a comment below to let me know how it goes for you.

Two Tips For Remembering That Bird Song You Learned Last Summer

Two Tips For Remembering That Bird Song You Learned Last Summer

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Hearing the first bird song of spring is a moment of varied emotion for me.  In the same moment, my heart melts with sweet joy and my ego wilts like an under-watered flower.

Does it ever get you down to realize that you just can’t recall who it is that is singing that bird song you spent so much time learning last summer?

Me too!!

Well, in today’s video I’ll share two tips to help you get back into the swing of things without the extended hardship.

I’ll also share a personal story related to the Dark-eyed Junco and the Chipping Sparrow that took place just one week ago.

Leave a comment below to let me know what bird you think I heard.

Bird Calls Demystified – Part 1

Bird Calls Demystified – Part 1

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Starting with this short tutorial, identifying bird songs and calls in the spring just got easier (less confusing anyway).

Leave a comment below to share your favorite mnemonics.