I have taken one class on bird songs. I think it was a great tool for bird ID and general appreciation of birds and nature. I feel like it makes birding complete to be able to use your ears to find birds and identify them. On the trail to the blind at Ridgefield, I stopped to record some video. I started out hearing a tree frog, but by the time I started recording, he stopped croaking. How many species of birds can you hear?
As soon as I heard the Brown Creeper, you can see how I swung the camera over to him. That is the beauty of birding by ear. See how he looks like moving bark? Hard to spot with the eyes, but I heard his distictive call before I ever saw him.
There was alot of "mewing" in the trees. Those are the White-breasted Nuthatches. Here are a couple of dark photos:
Such cute birds!
Do you bird by ear?