Birding By Ear

Black-capped Chickadee. Photo: Tim Lenz /Flickr CC (BY 2.0)


There's a lot to look forward to in spring, including the welcomed hullabaloo of birdsong. The sheer volume of songs and calls can often feel overwhelming for birders, but these sounds offer an opportunity and a challenge. With our birding-by-ear series you can learn how to better ID birds through their vocalizations. 

A Few of Our Favorite Sounds

American Bittern

Latin:  Botaurus lentiginosus

Varied Thrush

Latin:  Ixoreus naevius

Red-tailed Hawk

Latin:  Buteo jamaicensis

Pied-billed Grebe

Latin:  Podilymbus podiceps


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