Brooklyn Bird Club - Warblers

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Location for meetings: Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at the historic Litchfield Villa, located inside the Park at 95 Prospect Park West, near 5th Street. Click here to view the location on the Prospect Park map.

Public transportation: F Train to 7th Avenue station, or 2 or 3 Train to Grand Army Plaza; or B69 bus.

By Car:
From Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges: Take Flatbush Ave. to Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park West exit, to 4th St.
From Verrazano Bridge or BQE: Take BQE to Prospect Expressway, 10th Ave./11th Ave. exit. Make a right onto 10th Ave. Turn right onto 20th Street, and again right on 7th Avenue. Make a right on 3rd St. to Prospect Park West.

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Monday, September 22, 7:00 P.M.

How to Improve Your Bird Song Identification skills

Presenter: Tom Stephenson

NOTE: This program will take place Monday evening at the Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza (718-230-2191)

There's nothing more satisfying in birding than being able to recognize the birds singing and calling around you. The language for describing visual ID points for birds greatly helps us identify the species of an unknown bird. The lack of this language for songs makes it very difficult to know how to figure out an unknown song.

In this talk we'll cover how to improve your song recognition and learning skills by using memory theory combined with the understanding of song and phrase structure. We'll also discuss an efficient language for describing vocalizations and give examples of how objective analysis of songs makes it much easier to separate similar-sounding species.

Tom Stephenson has been birding since he was a kid. His articles have appeared in many publications, including Birding, Birdwatcher's Digest, Handbook of the Birds of the World, and Guide to the Birds of SE Brazil. He has lectured and guided many groups across the US as well as in Asia, where he has trained guides for the government of Bhutan. In 2013, Princeton University Press published The Warbler Guide.

 

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