Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Listen to bird songs with the new bird book at Brooks

Bird Songs: 250 North American Birds in Song is a new book at Brooks. But it is more than just another bird identification book. It is one that you can listen to the songs of the birds too. It comes with a small built in digital audio device that plays the bird songs of the birds described in the book. The wonderful volume is published by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, NY. It is divided into four chapters: Seabirds; Forest Birds; Woodland Birds; and Open-Country Birds. If you prefer you can find a bird through the index. Each entry is numbered and has a very nice color illustration of the bird on the facing page. To listen to a song just dial the bird entry number on the audio device and push the play button. And as clear as a northern cardinal at the feeder, the sound of the bird song will play and repeat several times. There is a volume switch so try it outside and see how many birds you can reply to the song!
Each entry also includes the Latin name and a description of the bird and its habits. The audio player runs on 3 AAA batteries, so if you check out the volume and have a problem getting the chickadee to sing, please let us know so that we can replace the batteries.



Anonymous Leslie said...

This book is so TWEET!!

9:05 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I enjoyed it greatly as did my entire family - returning it today -- only because it is due.

12:38 PM  

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