Links to bird song identification sites

Birds of North America,
(Site contains full life histories of birds; a subscription is required to access)

(This free site shares bird sounds from around the world)

Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Macaulay Library,
(Another great free site)

Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics,
(Ohio State University site with sound archives and information on recording),
(This site has lots of links about birdsong)

British Library,
(This site has archives of all types of nature sounds)

What the Robin Knows,
(Site for Jon Young's book and audio files mentioned in the book)

Santa Cruz Bird Club,
(This site has a list of bird song/call descriptions - text only),
(This site has a little quiz you can take to test your identification skills)


Chipping Sparrow

When birds sang out their mellow lay,

And winds were soft and woods were green,

And the song ceased not with the day

–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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