Do I need CDs featuring bird calls?
This is #17 in a series called frequently asked questions about birding.
Do I need to buy a set of CDs featuring bird calls?
- No Ã¢â‚¬â€œ but they are an excellent learning resource especially if you are just beginning in birding.
- Another use for them, even for experienced birders, is to get to recognise species by call alone. I can do that with probably about 50 species found near our home. When I move to the Adelaide Hills only 60 kilometres away some species are not as well known to me and I flounder with my identification.
- I know I am really out of my zone of experience when I go birding in Sydney, for example.
- Queensland and the Northern Territory are like going to another country. I can recognise them when I see them, but it is useful to also be able to ID a bird by call alone.