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Sylvia Gallagher's Sound Sets

These Sound Sets created by Sylvia Gallagher are for anyone interested in learning to identify birds by ear. Though they were originally designed for students taking Sylvia's classes, they can be used by anyone who is seriously interested in learning bird sounds.
Learning California Bird Sounds
© 1998 Sylvia Ranney Gallagher

Contents: Flash Drive with introductory & practice sounds, worksheets.
(Includes songs & calls of 65 species)
$39 + shipping & handling (see chart below)
Species covered on the flash drive:
Group 1
: American Crow, Common Raven, Western Scrub-Jay, California Thrasher (call), Northern Mockingbird (call), Barn Owl, Black Phoebe, Say’s Phoebe.

Group 2:
Great Horned Owl, Western Screech- Owl, Mourning Dove, Spotted Dove, Greater Roadrunner, Greater Roadrunner, California Quail, California Towhee, California Ground-Squirrel, Wrentit.

Group 3:
California Thrasher (song), Northern Mockingbird (song), European Starling, American Goldfinch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Finch, House Sparrow, Hutton’s Vireo, American Robin, Black-headed Grosbeak.

Group 4:
Spotted Towhee, Bullock’s Oriole, Hooded Oriole, Western Meadowlark, Belted Kingfisher, Nuttall’s Flicker, Acorn Woodpecker.

Group 5
: Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Marsh Wren, House Wren, Bewick’s Wren, Oak Titmouse, Song Sparrow, White-c crowned Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow.

Group 6
: Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cassin’s Kingbird, Western Kingbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Bushtit, Anna’s Hummingbird, American Pipit, Cedar Waxwing, White-throated Swift.

Group 7:
Red-tailed Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk, American Kestrel, Killdeer, Black-bellied Plover, Short-billed Dowitcher, Long-billed Dowitcher, Red- winged Blackbird, Brewer’s Blackbird.

Learning MORE California Bird Sounds
© 2009 Sylvia Ranney Gallagher

Contents: Flash Drive with introductory & practice sounds, worksheets.
(Includes songs & calls of 74 species)
$39 + shipping & handling (see chart below)

Species covered on the flash drive: 
Group 1: Canada Goose, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, White-faced Ibis, Wood Duck, American Wigeon, Sora, Virginia Rail, Clapper Rail, American Coot, Common Moorhen.

Group 2: Pied-billed Grebe, Green Heron, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, American Bittern, Least Bittern, Cliff Swallow, Barn Swallow,Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, N. Rough-winged Swallow.

Group 3: Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Western Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Marbled Godwit, Long-billed Curlew, Whimbrel.

Group 4: Willet, Sanderling, Black Turnstone, Ruddy Turnstone, Black Oystercatcher, Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern, Least Tern, Elegant Tern, Black Skimmer, Osprey, White-tailed Kite.

Group 5: Cactus Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, California Gnatcatcher, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Sage Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow. Golden-crowned Sparrow, Black-chinned Sparrow, Purple Finch, Lawrence's Goldfinch, Loggerhead Shrike.

Group 6: Horned Lark, Grasshopper Sparrow, Lazuli Bunting, Blue Grosbeak, Lark Sparrow, Bell's Vireo,Tricolored Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, Yellow-breasted Chat, Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Townsend's Warbler.

Group 7: Swainson's Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Western Bluebird, Summer Tanager, Western Tanager, Dark-eyed Junco, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Willow Flycatcher, Band-tailed Pigeon, Rock Pigeon, Common Ground-Dove, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Downy Woodpecker.

Learning (Western) Mountain Bird Sounds (3rd ed.)
From the Rockies to the Pacific Coast, including high and northern valleys
© 2012 Sylvia Ranney Gallagher

Contents: Flash Drive with introductory & practice sounds, worksheets.
(Includes songs & calls of 78 species)
$39 + shipping & handling
(see chart below)

Species and their sound-alikes covered on the flash drive:
Group 1: White-breasted Nuthatch, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Chickadee, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Bank Swallow.

Group 2: Wilson's Warbler, Nashville Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Hermit Warbler, Townsen's Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Virgini's Warbler, Pacific Wren (call).

Group 3: Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, Evening Grosbeak, Western Tanager, Townsend's Solitaire, Varied Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Swainson's Thrush.

Group 4: Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Willow Flycatcher, Hammond's Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Gray Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher.

Group 5: Red-breasted/Red-naped Sapsucker, Williamson's Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, White-headed Woodpecker, Black-backed Woodpecker, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Lewis's Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker.

Group 6: Gray Vireo, Plumbeous Vireo, Cassin's Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Purple Finch, Cassin's Finch, Pine Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting.

Group 7: Pacific Wren, Pine Siskin, Dark-eyed Junco, Chipping Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Fox Sparrow, Red Crossbill, Grace's Warbler.

Group 8: Sharp-shinned Hawk, Northern Goshawk, Steller's Jay, Pinyon Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Gray Jay, Sooty and Dusky Grouse, Mountain Quail, Wild Turkey.

Group 9: American Dipper, Spotted Sandpiper, Wilson's Snipe, Wilson's Phalarope, Black Tern, Sandhill Crane.

Learning Desert Bird Sounds
Covers all US deserts and the Colorado Plateau
© 2014 Sylvia Ranney Gallagher

Contents: Flash Drive with introductory sounds and over 450 practice sounds, worksheets, and answers to practcie sounds. Includes songs & calls of 63 species. $39 + shipping & handling (see chart below)

Species and their sound-alikes covered on the flash drive:
Group 1: Phainopepla, Canyon Wren, Rock Wren, Cactus Wren, Northern Cardinal, Pyrrhuloxia, Scott's Oriole.

Group 2: Canyon Towhee, Abert's Towhee, Spotted Towhee (desert forms), Verdin, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Bronzed Cowbird, Great-tailed Grackle.

Group 3: Summer Tanager, Crissal Thrasher, Curve-billed Thrasher, Bendire's Thrasher, LeConte's Thrasher, Sage Thrasher.

Group 4: Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Gila Woodpecker, Gilded Flicker, Gambel's Quail, Greater Sage-Grouse, Gunnison Sage-Grouse, Ring-necked Pheasant, Scaled Quail, Chukar.

Group 5: Brown-crested Flycatcher, Dusky-capped Flycatcher, Northern Beardless-Tyrranulet, Vermilion Flycatcher, Willow Flycatcher, Horned Lark, Lucy's Warbler.

Group 6: Bell's Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Botteri's Sparrow, Cassin's Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow.

Group 7: Rufous-winged Sparrow, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Bell's Sparrow, Black-chinned Sparrow, Costa's Hummingbird.

Group 8: Chihuahuan Raven, Black-billed Magpie, Western Scrub-Jay (desert forms), Burrowing Owl, Elf Owl, Short-eared Owl, Long-eared Owl.

Group 9: Common Ground-Dove, Inca Dove, White-winged Dove, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Lesser Nighthawk, Common Nighthawk, Common Poorwill.

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updated 7/17/16

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