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If you are using our free nature studies, you may be getting outside this spring. Oh the noise, noise, noise! In a good way, of course. But what bird is making that song? Here is a tool from Cornell that will help you identify bird songs this spring: Bird Song Hero, a DIYHomeschooler Featured Site!

Bird Song Hero

Part of The Cornell Lab of Ornithology All About Birds site, Bird Song Hero uses a unique approach that will:

Train your brain to visually identify bird songs.

The process is simple:

  1. Play the bird song as many times as you like.
  2. When you are ready, select the matching spectrogram (or visual representation of the sound the bird is making).

An introductory tutorial will explain the process and get you started. By using the common call of the northern cardinal, you learn to read the spectrogram by time, pitch, and loudness.

Identify Bird Songs

The theory is, that by stimulating the visual part of our brain, we will find it easier to remember the song of the bird.

Once you have the idea, you listen to a song and choose the right bird and spectrogram from three possible options.

There are two rounds, each round consisting of seven questions. In round two, the songs get harder.

When you are done playing the game (no matter how well you do) you can download a free bird song audio guide (with registration).

Great resource for anyone interested in birds! And free!

Free Resource

Additional Resources

Free Bird Studies: Nests & Eggs ~ Complete Series
Go more in depth!

The Bird Study sections of our free nature study series: Our Wonderful World:

Free Nature Studies: Our Wonderful World

All of our birding resources.

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