News About The Raptor Center, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Learn About Bird Songs and Sounds
Now that it is a more quiet season for bird songs and sounds, it is a great time to do some fun research to make yourself ready for when our feathered friends are more vocal!
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has a great set of resources to help you not only identify songs and sounds, but to understand why sounds are made. Birds communicate for many reasons, including to impress and attract a mate, declare territorial boundaries, identify family members, announce the presence of a predator and convey information about food.