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The Sound Approach to Birding
Bring bird sound to life with The Sound Approach’s pioneering title The Sound Approach to Birding. Author Mark Constantine invites you on a journey combining anecdotes, scientific theory and practical field experience.
Our aim is to give you a step-by-step guide through tone, pitch, rhythm, reading sonagrams, acoustics, and using sounds to understand this beautifully unknown world.
Petrels Night & Day
This is a comprehensive exploration of the petrels of Europe and North Africa.
You can listen to previously unpublished digital stereo recordings of 23 species of petrels nesting on islets, islands and coasts of the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
You will learn how to separate them by ear, with the help of clearly annotated sonagrams. You can read the author’s tales of making the recordings, and learn where to go to experience the birds.
There is a series of full-colour plates and photographs for birdwatchers and especially seawatchers. Many of the photographs were taken at the same time as the recordings. Most importantly, read how the latest research is leading to the recognition of new European species, some of which are exceedingly rare.
With 130 recordings spread out over two CDs, the sounds of Petrels Night and Day ‘illustrate’ the text in addition to excellent quality photographs and illustrations by Killian Mullarney that appear throughout.
The second title in The Sound Approach series continues to set the benchmark for understanding bird sounds, regardless of the reader’s ability and experience.
Written and illustrated by enthusiasts so be warned: this book could be the start of a serious obsession.
Birding from the Hip
Birding From the Hip is a collection of forthright, entertaining and gloriously funny stories describing an obsessive Irish birder’s view of life. Anthony McGeehan has been writing incorrigible tales about birdwatching for more than twenty years and this is his first book.
Vintage articles sit alongside many new pieces, compiled as The Sound Approach travels with Anthony on fresh adventures to record his favourite bird sounds. Rasping Corncrakes reverberating from churchyard walls, Lapwings celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day and a triumphant chorus of thousands of Common Cranes returning to roost on a starry Spanish night – hear them all and more amid a selection of stories narrated in two free CDs.
Catching the Bug
The latest Sound Approach title, Catching The Bug by Mark Constantine and Nick Hopper is available now!
Head to our reviews section to have a read and see what everyone has to say about this ground breaking new title.
Read how tens of thousands of birds secretly migrate through the area, and teach yourself the fascinating range of chirps, cheeps and chacks for helping you discover similar migrant corridors near your home.
Learn the flight calls of these migrant songbirds from original stereo recordings, illustrated and explained using annotated sonograms.
Explore the idea of the Dartford Warbler being Britain’s first endemic species, along with the differences between Atlantic and Continental Great Cormorants, and the role sound has in Common Cuckoo conservation.
Listen to the sounds of waders as they come and go with the tide, while enjoying the author’s stories of bird racing, year listing and being stopped by the police for possession of a super ray gun.
As with all our books two free CDs are included, packed with high quality digital recordings really bringing Catching the Bug to life.
Explore the twilight world of owls that you can hear in your garden, the park or woods with this lyrical investigation into their sounds. Listen to previously unpublished digital stereo recordings of the owls of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, illustrated with annotated sonagrams. Enjoy paintings and photographs, often of the individuals recorded. Learn how to research into evolution, behaviour and sounds invite us to recognise a dozen new owl species.
Share the thrill of closing in on a huge fish owl found only a handful of times before, the rarest owl in our region. Travel to rugged desert mountains, where the authors chanced upon a previously undiscovered owl, the first new Arabian bird species for nearly 80 years. Learn to listen like an owl and maybe you could find the next one.