This CD and book combination will quickly teach you over fifty native bird songs! Full-color, full-page photographs of the bird are set alongside informative text which explains the lore, common marks, geographic locations, and song patterns. The 65-minute CD presents samples of all the songs and calls discussed, along with narrated introductions by the author. 128 indexed pages, softcover.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 128 Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 8.50 X 8.50 (inches) ISBN: 0618663983 ISBN-13: 9780618663989 Availability: In Stock
The Songs of Wild Birds is a unique introduction to the voices of more than fifty native birds. Along with beautiful songbirds, the book features owls, rails, bitterns, snipe, and a host of lesser-known birds that make strange, curious, or bizarre sounds. The informative text and outstanding photographs are accompanied by memory phrases and sonagrams that provide phonetic and visual representations of songs. In fifty essays, Lang Elliott shares his favorite stories about these birds, with emphasis on the unusual aspects of their singing or calling behavior.
The accompanying sixty-five-minute audio compact disc presents samples of all the songs and calls discussed, along with narrated introductions by the author.
LANG ELLIOTT is a sound recordist, writer, and photographer. He is the author of The Songs of Insects, The Songs of Wild Birds, and many other book/CD packages.