April 21, 2017
Birdwatching Dot Com
In my garden, I hear the Chipping Sparrow trilling. I can't tell if he's singing to woo a mate or to celebrate the sudden blooming of the peach tree.
Ahh some spring!
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We can see birds with our ears. Through trees. Around corners. In the dark. A Chipping Sparrow singing from the top of a tree.
Birding By Ear CD teaches how to know birds by their sounds.
This invaluable aid seems to be going away. The publisher plans not to re-issue it after it sells out. Already the Backyard version and the Western version are unavailable.
The Eastern North America version is still available, but we don't know for how much longer.
This is how I learned to watch birds with my ears. If you live in Eastern North America and want to learn your bird songs, I recommend it to you.
Everyone interested in watching wild birds deserves her or his very own binoculars.
A good binocular for getting started does not have to be expensive, but it should have good optical quality.
The Eagle Optics Shrike 8x42 costs under $100.