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Advanced Bird Song Training - Becoming a Better Listener

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Hanging Rock State Park

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road

Danbury, NC 27016

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Advanced Bird Song Training – Becoming an Expert Listener

Hanging Rock State Park – Monday, May 14th 2018

Nathan Pieplow (Organized by Jesse Anderson / Forsyth Audubon)

Take your birding skills to the next level!

Most attempts to teach bird sound identification rely primarily on memorization. This workshop takes a different approach.

Just as beginning birders learn the different parts of the bird and how to distinguish colors like “buff” and “rufous,” we will study the different parts of a sound and how to distinguish tone qualities like “burry” and “polyphonic.”

We will learn to read spectrograms, and acquire a common vocabulary for describing bird sounds. Then we will apply these skills to some significant bird sound identification challenges in the region.

No matter your level of experience, this workshop will help you listen to sounds more analytically, describe them more accurately, and use them more effectively in identifying birds.

Schedule:

09:00 – 12:00

- Opening remarks & Introduction

- What is a spectrogram?

- Parts of a sound – breaking into bird song

- Reading spectrograms

- Vocabulary for describing bird song

Lunch (bring your own, no options nearby)

12:30 – 3:30

- Field exercises on listening, analyzing bird song in the field, and light birding

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Hanging Rock State Park

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road

Danbury, NC 27016

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