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Wildlife Sounds

Can you identify wildlife just from the sounds it makes? It takes lots of practice, but with these handy guides you can get your ear in before you go out!

Spring birdsong

Click on the images to hear the songs of these birds. To download them as ringtones for your phone, right click on them and select 'Save Target As' to save the sound to your computer. You can then transfer them to your mobile phone!

 

 

 

Blackbird
Blue tit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chaffinch
Cuckoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great tit
House sparrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nightingale
Robin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Song thrush
Woodpigeon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wren
Chiffchaff

 

Birdsong Bingo

Now that you're a birdsong expert, play a game of Birdsong Bingo to test yourself and your friends. You can even take it outside and see if you can play with real birds!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bird sounds by kind permission of Alan Burbidge, the Wildlife Sound Recording Society (www.wildlife-sound.org). Images by Amy Lewis, Bob Coyle, Gillian Day, Elliott Neep, Richard Burkmar and Harry Hogg.