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Spring Is Best Time To Listen for Bird Songs

Tune Up Your Ability to Learn Bird Songs

Spring is the best time of year to listen for birds! When a bird sings, he's telling you what he is...and where he is. Learning bird calls can open a new window of beauty and depth for your birding adventures. For instance, did you know that it's the male bird that typically sings in the spring? Females are quiet as they build their nests and set of them away from prying eyes and ears.

Cornell's All About Birds website offers a new section on building your bird ID skills by recognizing songs and calls. Check out the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's bird song listening tips about how to hear--and see--subtle differences in bird song.

History of Bird Song Recordings

On May 18, 1929, a Song Sparrow, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and House Wren made history as they sang. Their songs were captured in the first-ever audio recordings of North American birds. The Fox-Case Movietone Corporation preserved the songs on film using an optical technique to record sound waves, with help from Cornell Lab of Ornithology founder Arthur Allen and colleague Peter Paul Kellogg in Ithaca, New York's Stewart Park. Listen to the first bird recordings.