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Bird Songs.  250 North American Birds in Song.  Beletsky, Les.  Chronicle Books.  San Francisco.  2006.  Includes digital sound player.

Music of the Birds. A Celebration of Bird Song.  Elliott, Lang.  Houghton Mifflin. Boston.  1999.  Includes CD of bird songs.  Beautifully illustrated,  poetic view of American birds and their song.

The Singing Life of Birds.  The Art and Science of Listening to Birdsong.   Kroodsma, Donald.  Houghton Mifflin.  Boston. 2005.  The best science autobiography you can find.  The leading birdsong researcher tells his own stories, leaving the reader amazed and humbled.

Birdtalk.  Conversations with Birds.  Powers, Alan.  Frog Ltd.  Berkeley.  2003.  Personal account of man who “talks” to birds.

Why Birds Sing.  A Journey Into the Mystery of Bird Song.  Rothenberg, David.  Basic Books.  NY.  2005.   Includes CD.

Bird Song. A Natural History.  Stap, Don. Scribner. NY. 2005.  Easy to read summary of the state of birdsong studies in America.


Bird Songs of the Pacific Northwest.  5CDs.  Cornell Lab. Contains songs and sounds never before available to the public, including many nest conversations.

Bird Songs of the Pacific States.  2 CDs.  Cornell Lab.

National Geographic Guide to Bird Songs. Compiled by Cornell Ornithology Lab.

Western Birding by Ear.  Peterson Field Guide Series.  Written by Richard Walton and Robert Lawson. Houghton Mifflin.  Boston.  Great for beginners.

Western Bird Song.  Peterson Field Guide Series.  Houghton Mifflin. Boston.

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