Why We Made This Course
“You’ve just stepped outside and there’s an unfamiliar chirping nearby. A quick look around and there is no bird in sight, but the song keeps coming. Frustratingly, you have no idea who is singing. On top of that, you hear a bunch of other birds in the distance.. Arizona Birds It’s happened to all of us. We developed this course to help you learn how to tune in to bird song and gain confidence in birding by ear.”
Take a trip across the country to explore real audioscapes by using The Dr. Sarah Wagner as your guide. She’ll introduce you impressive array of wild voices , and bring on Cornell Lab experts to teach the best practices for tuning into them. Explore seven natural soundscapes, and get to familiarize yourself with 18 birds featured before testing your listening skills in a mysterious soundscape. Watch field recordings that feature birds’ singing. come familiar with their song, and learn to recognize them with the help of the Bird Song Spotlight tool
WILL I LEARN THE BIRD SONGS FROM MY AREA?
The course is focused on helping you to develop your skills for listening to enable you to extend beyond the material in the course to understand the birds that are that are in your vicinity. The course also contains information on how to utilize Merlin App. Merlin App to help you recognize birds’ sounds in real-time to improve your knowledge of the local area quickly.
IS THIS COURSE FOR BEGINNERS?
Yes, we created this course to assist those who are just beginning to learn about hearing birds, no matter if you’re confident about recognizing the birds you see.
CAN I TAKE THIS COURSE IF I USE A SCREEN READER OR OTHER ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY?
Yes. The course is designed to be compatible using a screen reader and be accessible to those who learn exclusively through the ear. Do Birds Have Ears While there are aspects of the course which employ visual aids to help enhance your learning, they are only a an added benefit, not a requirement and apk.