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Highly recommended & exactly what I was looking for.,
This review is from: Bird Song Ear Training Guide: Who Cooks for Poor Sam Peabody? Learn to Recognize the Songs of Birds from the Midwest and Northeast States (Audio CD)
The CD arrived in the mail yesterday, and I've listened to it once all the way through. The bird songs were recorded in Wisconsin and I live in Connecticut, and I recognized most of the songs as ones I had heard near my house, so it seems that birds selected for inclusion on the CD are widespread enough to make the CD useful for most of the eastern US.
The format is excellent. The bird songs are arranged in alphabetical order by bird name. Each entry begins with about 20 seconds of bird song (usually 2 repetitions) followed by a speaker describing the song in words that are easy to remember and giving the bird's name, and ending with another 5 seconds of bird song. It is easy to tell when one entry has ended and another has begun. I expect to do most of my listening in the car, so this format is perfect for me.