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Beginners Guide to B.C. Bird Song

by John Neville & Mel Coulson

2CD set presents the bird songs of 84 species from British Columbia in eight easy lessons with quizzes.
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1. CD1 Lesson 1 Lakes Ponds & Rivers: Intro
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2. Common Loon
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3. Trumpeter Swan
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4. Red-winged Blackbird
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5. Yellow Warbler
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6. Common Yellowthroat
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7. Osprey
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8. Bald Eagle
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9. Quiz Lesson 1
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10. Lesson 2 Marsh & Riparian :Great Blue Heron
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11. Wilson's Snipe
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12. Killdeer
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13. Sora
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14. Belted Kingfisher
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15. Willow Flycatcher
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16. Alder Flycatcher
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17. Marsh Wren
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18. Yellow-headed Blackbird
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19. Northern Waterthrush
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20. Song Sparrow
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21. Quiz Lesson 2
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22. Lesson 3 Backyards: Black-capped Chickadee
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23. Chestnut-backed Chickadee
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24. House Finch
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25. White-crowned Sparrow
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26. American Robin
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27. Spotted Towhee
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28. House Sparrow
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29. European Starling
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30. Rufous Hummingbird
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31. Cedar Waxwing
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32. Barn Swallow
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33. Savannah Sparrow
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34. Western Meadowlark
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35. Red-tailed Hawk
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36. Quiz Lesson 3
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37. Lesson 4 Deciduous Woods: Ruffed Grouse
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38. Northern Flicker
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39. Sapsucker Trio
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40. Hairy Woodpecker
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41. Warbling Vireo
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42. Red-eyed Vireo
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43. Western Wood-Pewee
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44. Least Flycatcher
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45. Dusky Flycatcher
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46. Wilson's Warbler
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47. Brown-headed Cowbird
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48. Lincoln's Sparrow
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49. Quiz Lesson 4
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50. CD2 Lesson 5 Mixed Woods: Red-breasted Nuthatch
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51. Swainson's Thrush
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52. Hermit Thrush
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53. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
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54. Cassin's Vireo (Solitary)
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55. Western Tanager
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56. Orange-crowned Warbler
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57. Yellow-rumped Warbler
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58. MacGillivray's Warbler
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59. Purple Finch
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60. Chipping Sparrow
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61. Dark-eyed Junco
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62. Quiz Lesson 5
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63. Lesson 6 Conifer Forest: Northern Pygmy-Owl
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64. Blue Grouse
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65. Steller's Jay
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66. Olive-sided Flycatcher
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67. Mountain Chickadee
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68. Winter Wren
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69. Townsend's Warbler
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70. Varied Thrush
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71. Golden-crowned Kinglet
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72. Evening Grosbeak
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73. Pine Siskin
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74. Red Crossbill
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75. Quiz Lesson 6
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76. Lesson 7 Sub-Alpine, Night: White-tailed Ptarmigan
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77. Clarke's Nutcracker
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78. Horned Lark
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79. American Pipit
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80. Wilson's Warbler
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81. Golden-crowned Sparrow
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82. Fox Sparrow
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83. Northern Saw-whet Owl
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84. Barred Owl
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85. Great Horned Owl
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86. Western Screech Owl
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87. Common Nighthawk
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88. Quiz Lesson 7
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89. Lesson 8 Review: Trillers
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90. Warblers
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91. Sparrows
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92. Flycatchers
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93. Thrushes
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94. True Songsters
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95. Sign Off
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Album Notes
Beginners Guide to B. C. Bird Song

This two CD set provides an easy format for naturalists and teachers to present the B.C. soundscape to adults and students alike.This is a joint collaboration between Mel Coulson and John Neville, nature recordists and birders of British Columbia. We have presented the bird songs of 84 species in eight easy lessons. Our goal is to assist people of all ages to recognize the bird songs around them. Backyard birds, forest ,marsh and grasslands of B.C. are all included. Where birds have a regional dialect, such as Song Sparrows and Golden-crowned Sparrows, we have given examples. There is a short quiz at the end of each lesson to help in the learning process.
Total playing time:143:24 on 2 audio CD's eight lessons

CD #1 Lesson 1 Track 1-9
Lesson 2 Track 1-21
Lesson 3 Track 22-36
Lesson 4 Track 37-49
Cd #2 Lesson 5 Track 50-52
Lesson 6 Track 53-75
Lesson 7 Track 76-88
Lesson 8 Track 89-95
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Beginners Guide B.C. Bird Song Quiz Answers

Question# Mystery Bird Song,Mnemonic or Associated Idea

CD1
Track 9 Quiz Lesson 1 LAKES,PONDS & RIVERS:
1. Canada Goose Deep musical Honking.
2. Red-winged Blackbird "A-con-ker-ree-a".
3. Trumpeter Swan Deep resonant bugling.
4. Bald Eagle Thin chittering call,weak for a large bird
5. Yellow Warbler "Sweet-sweet-sweet,little boy sweet"
6. Common Yellowthroat "Witchety-witchety-witch.."
7. Osprey Sharp whistles"k-yewk,k-yewk..."
8. Common Loon Yodelling, falsetto wails, tremolo.

Track 21 Quiz Lesson 2 Marsh & Riparian:
1. Killdeer Strident cry, sometimes "killdeeh"
2. Sora "Kerwit-kerwit"/maniacal laugh/whinny
3. Great Blue Heron Deep gutteral croak.
4. Alder Flycatcher Low, abrupt "three beer".
5. Willow Flycatcher Sharp, rasping "fitz-bew".
6. Marsh Wren Reedy trill-like two stones tapping.
7. Wilson's Snipe (Common) Winnowing"who-who"/"yuk-yuk".
8. Belted Kingfisher Rattle-like Hairy Woodpecker.
9. Northern Waterthrush Twit-twit-twit-sweet-sweet-sweet.
10. Yellow-headed Blackbird Weird grating like rusty hinge.
11. Song Sparrow"Maids-maids-put on tea kettle-ettle-ettle"
12. Mallard Generic "quack-quack".

Track 36 Quiz Lesson 3 Backyards,Parks& Open Savannah:
1. Black-capped Chickadee Chick-a-dee-dee-dee/Springs here
2. European Starling Harsh"tseer"/wolf whistles/mimics
3. Rufous Hummingbird Buzzing from wings/"chuppity-chup"
4. House Sparrow Various "chirps" & "cheeps".
5. Spotted Towhee Metallic intro followed by harsh trill.
6. American Robin "Cheer-up,cheerily,cheer-up.."
7. Chestnut-backed Chickadee "tseek-a-deedee",no whistle.
8. Barn Swallow Excited chattering with trills.
9. House Finch Burry warble with harsh "zreee.."
10. White-crowned Sparrow "Poor Will peed his pants".
11. American Crow "Cah-cah-cah..."
12. Cedar Waxwing Very high-pitched,this "zeee"
13. Western Meadowlark Melodious flute-like song/gurgles.
14. Red-tailed Hawk Downslurred "keeer-r-r"/horse neighing.
15. Savannah Sparrow "Tsit-tsit-tsit,tzeee-t'saay"

Track 49 Quiz Lesson 4 Deciduous Woods:
1. Hairy Woodpecker Loud, fast rattle.
2. Northern Flicker Loud, laughing"whick-whick-whick..."
3. Warbler Vireo Sweet warbles/pauses-like conversation.
4. Western Wood-Pewee "Peeyear", slurring downwards.
5. Ruffed Grouse Like a two-stroke engine starting up.
6. Least Flycatcher "Che-bek"
7. Red-breasted Sapsucker Slowing drum/downslurred "churr"
8. Red-eyed Vireo Repeated warbles"tiresome bore of woods"
9. Dusky Flycatcher"Sillit-ggrreep-sillit/derwhit,derwhit"
10. Lincoln's Sparrow 2-3clear notes/undulating trill.
11. Brown-headed Cowbird High whistles and gurgling.
12. Wilson's Warbler "Chee-chee-chee-che-che-che"

CD 2
Track 13 Quiz Lesson 5 Open Mixed Woodland:
1. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Descending then "chubby, chubby.."
2. Red-breasted Nuthatch Nasal"ank,ank,ank" tin trumpet.
3. Dark-eyed Junco Bell-like trill-phone ringing.
4. Purple Finch Bubbly warble-Pavarotti of songbirds.
5. Yellow-rumped Warbler Soft trill/fast & jumbled ending.
6. Western Tanager Robin with a head cold! Hoarse.
7. Cassin's Vireo Even spaced pauses. Q & A.
8. Chipping Sparrow Fast dull mechanical trill.
9. Swainson's Thrush Ascending spiral phrases with echo.
10. MacGillvray's Warbler "Sweet-sweet-sweet,peachy-peachy"
11. Orange-crowned Warbler Trill slows & slurs downwards.
12. Hermit Thrush Echoed phrases @ different pitches.

Track 26 Quiz Lesson 6 Conifer Forest:
1. Steller's Jay Raucous, rapid "shack-shack-shack"
2. Winter Wren Bubbling song suggests fast typist.
3. Varied Thrush The tone-deaf thrush!
4. Olive-sided Flycatcher "Quick, three beer!"
5. Blue Grouse Muffled booming-ventriloquial quality.
6. Northern Pygmy-Owl Sonar ping.
7. Mountain Chickadee Like Black-capped-sore throat.
8. Townsend's Warbler Buzzy "zee-zee-zee-zeetsa".
9. Golden-crowned Kinglet High-pitched/chatter.
10. Pine Siskin Like drawing thumbnail across comb.
11. Evening Grosbeak Sharp, clear whistles-"tew".
12. Red Crossbill High-pitched chatering/"pink-pink-pink".

Track 39 Quiz Lesson 7 Sub Alpine/Birds of the Night
1. Wilson's Warbler "Chee-chee-chee-che-che-che"
2. Clarke's Nutcracker Harsh gutteral "kraaa-kraaa-kraaa"
3. Fox Sparrow Bright musical song with slurred whistles.
4. Golden-crowned Sparrow "Oh dear me",the "me" trilled.
5. American Pipit Melodic tinkling song/"jee-eet"call.
6. Horned Lark Cheery tinkling outburst/emphatic close.
7. White-tailed Ptarmigan Soft low hoots/clucks/cackling.
8. Common Raven Low-pitched croaking"cruuk",varied calls.
9. Common Nighthawk Nasal "peent" & sonic boom.
10. Western Screech Owl Like a bouncing ping-pong ball.
11. Northern Saw-whet Owl Like a garbage truck backing up.
12. Great Horned Owl "Who's awake? Me too!"
13. Barred Owl "Who cooks for you, who cooks for you all?"

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