Guest Speaker
Birding by Ear: Hearing and Recording Bird Sounds
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Cape Girardeau Nature Center
2289 County Park Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
(573) 290-5218
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Join Dr. Mike Taylor from Southeast Missouri State University as he talks about a day birding filled with songs and calls. You might be comforted by the familiar “purdy purdy purdy” song of the Northern Cardinal. You might be challenged by the rapid trills of the Chipping Sparrow, Pine Warbler, and Dark-eyed Junco. You might throw your hands up in despair at the endless variety of “tinks” and “chips” coming from the thick brush. Like any birding skill, you can learn to identify bird sounds through practice. You can also record sounds to help you identify and document unknown birds or birds you could hear but could not see. This talk will highlight some tools and techniques you can use to record and visualize bird sounds. To get started, all you need is a smart phone or small hand-held recorder. This program is part of the MO Birding Society Spring Meeting, for additional information please visit: Laci Prucinsky