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Tips for learning birdsongs?

The birds are back in town, and I wake up early enough to hear their songs before the traffic drowns them out. I'm no birder--I don't think I can identify any bird by its call, and only the five most "identifiable" birds by sight (and I'm probably wrong). What apps (iOS) and websites do you recommend to learn bird songs? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Apr 21, 2014 - 21 answers

Is this a good time to see migrating birds in Milwaukee? If so, where?

I’m heading to the Milwaukee airport tomorrow, but my flight isn’t till the evening. Somewhere I read about a spot by Lake Michigan that was a good place to see migrating birds. Now I can’t find that article. Is this even the right time of year? If so, where should I go?
posted by Hoenikker on Mar 14, 2014 - 5 answers

So, I met this chap in the Bahamas...

Can you help me identify this pigeon? Seen on Paradise Island, the Bahamas. [more inside]
posted by shoesfullofdust on Mar 8, 2013 - 3 answers

Wait, they MIGRATE too?! This is impossible.

Mefi birdwatchers, i need help! I'm looking for the most authoritative and comprehensive book(s) on the indigenous birds of Arkansas. Bonus points if it's fancy and the kind of thing you could put on your lap while sitting on the porch and bird watching. [more inside]
posted by radiosilents on Dec 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Birding in Malawi

What's the best field guide on birds for Malawi? [more inside]
posted by palindromic on Mar 11, 2010 - 1 answer

Birders, bring a novice into the fold!

Birders: I need your help! Yes, I have a guide. Yes, binoculars. Yes, I wander around heavily wooded areas with my fingers twisted in knots, hoping to see a measly robin so I can feel like mine is a life not wasted. Now help me be better! [more inside]
posted by palindromic on Jul 14, 2008 - 12 answers

What bird is making this song?

I hear a bird from my apartment all morning and well in to the evening. Its call is three notes, in a minor key, descending in pitch. In fact, those three notes sound almost EXACTLY like the first three guitar notes of the Black Crowes' song "Remedy." I can't see the bird. Any help?
posted by trey on Apr 16, 2006 - 20 answers

What are some good books about birds?

What are some good books about birds? [more inside]
posted by miniape on Aug 2, 2005 - 9 answers

What kind of (swimming) bird is this?

So my wife and I are walking in the park in SW Oregon, and there in the creek is a little starling-lookin' bird on a rock. Brown-black, no markings. The bird jumps in the water, and swims upstream under the water, looking perfectly natural. It came up with a little twig or something, then did it again, and again. It was swimming for distances of 3 to 6 feet. What kind of bird was this?
posted by everichon on Apr 20, 2005 - 10 answers

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