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Common Bird Songs

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Length: 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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The songs and calls of 60 different, widely distributed birds of the United States and Canada reproduced in a 50-minute recording.

©1984 Dover Publications (P)2013 Dover Publications

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Nice recordings but not user friendly

The recordings of bird songs and wonderful, and you get up to eight song variations of each species, but the overall product is cumbersome as a learning tool because:

1) There's no organization. Species that are usually grouped together are scattered and separated across the 50 minutes. For example, why are song sparrow and white-throated sparrow in completely different parts of the recording? Makes it difficult to study.

2) None of the chapters have headings. So as you're driving / listening, you can't skip to the birds you're trying to study.

3) The chapter clusters make NO sense. Each chapter groups about five birds -- all unrelated -- and you have no way of skipping to a particular bird species.

Why would a purported learning tool be so hostile to learners?

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