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Old Saturday 8th May 2004, 14:42   #1
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Question CD guide to birdsong

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This Saturday coming i am planning on getting a cd audio guide to birdsong. My ideal cd guide would have the commentary of the bird and have british birds on. Also i would like them to be sorted out into groups in habitat and so on. I thought about getting the "Collins Birdsong and calls of Britain and Northern Europe" I saw it in Waterstones and thought it looked adequate for my needs. Does anyone recomend another guide.
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Hi everyone,
This Saturday coming i am planning on getting a cd audio guide to birdsong. My ideal cd guide would have the commentary of the bird and have british birds on. Also i would like them to be sorted out into groups in habitat and so on. I thought about getting the "Collins Birdsong and calls of Britain and Northern Europe" I saw it in Waterstones and thought it looked adequate for my needs. Does anyone recomend another guide.
Thanks, Steven
Hi Steven

I know this has been discussed several times in the past so a search may give you the best answer.
Personally I have a CD Rom of British Birds from Birdguides and that has lots of audio and video.

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Hi Steven,

We have "The British Bird Sounds On CD" by the British Library (National Sound Archive).
It is really good it has 175 of the most commonly heard Birds in the UK, it is on 2 CDs. There is a spoken announcement before each species and they are in the order that you would normally find in Bird books.

Here is a link to it http://www.bl.uk/collections/sound-a...blication.html
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......My ideal cd guide would have the commentary of the bird and have british birds on. Also i would like them to be sorted out into groups in habitat and so on.......
Hi Steven,

you've just described the Collins guide perfectly
It's not a bad reference tool, but you should be aware that there are some slightly annoying omissions.............Cetti's Warbler is the one that springs to mind immediately.

I'd recommend it as a "beginners" guide though, definitely.
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