Do You Hear What I Hear?
Bird of the Month: American Goldfinch
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Supporting Text: The Backyard Birdsong Guide (West or East) by Donald Kroodsma
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Engage: Listen and Learn
If you don’t have access to the supporting texts for this month, you can also access thousands of bird songs and calls with Macaulay Library. Some common bird sounds can be found here:
Inquire: Bird Song Hero
Spectrograms provide a great visual when students first start to learn bird song. Bird Academy’s Bird Song Hero is an opportunity for students to test their spectrogram and bird song matching knowledge.
What Can You Hear?
|Bird Species||Sounds like…|
|American Crow||“caw, caw, caw”|
|Mourning Dove||“hoo-oo, hoo-hoo-hoo”|
|American Robin||“cheer-up, cheer-up”|
|Northern Cardinal||“wa-cheer, wa-cheer”|
|Blue Jay||“jay, jay”|
|American Goldfinch||“potato-chip, potato-chip”|
|Red-winged Blackbird||“o-ka-lee, o-ka-lee”|