Learning bird songs is one of the most important, and most challenging, skills for a birder to develop. There is some level of innate skill and hearing ability involved, but most of what is required is simply practice and study. It is similar to learning a foreign language, and with a little bit of effort anyone can expect incremental progress towards fluency.
New pages will be added here periodically, building into a series of pages discussing different aspects of identifying and understanding the songs and calls of birds.
Introduction: Learning to listen to bird songs
Planned for future posts:
More on the fundamental variables of bird song
Understanding bird language
Taxonomy and bird songs