Date: 1/31/17 7:45 am
From: <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Awesome resource for learning the songs and calls of Colorado's birds
Very good info Ted. Thanks....

On Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 7:28:12 PM UTC-7, Ted Floyd wrote:
>
> Hey, everybody.
>
> I think most of us know about Xeno-Canto, but did you know that the site
> now hosts 2,096 recordings from Colorado? The species total for the state
> is an impressive 283, including pretty much all the routinely occurring
> birds in Colorado.
>
> The filter and search functions on Xeno-Canto are brilliant, and it's
> straightforward to create a database of only the recordings from Colorado.
> Here ya go:
>
> http://tinyurl.com/Xeno-Canto-Colorado
>
> (Note to folks who might have seen a prototype of this at Facebook: I've
> cleaned this up so that only recordings from the actual state of Colorado,
> USA, are included. You don't have to worry anymore about motmots and
> toucans from Barro Colorado Island, Panama, etc.)
>
> The link above is sorted by species in "checklist sequence," but you can
> sort by location, elevation, recordist, quality of recording, and other
> parameters. Lots of folks have contributed to the Xeno-Canto database for
> Colorado, with the most prolific recordists being Andrew Spencer, Nathan
> Pieplow, Sue Riffe, Eric DeFonso, Nick Komar, and Yours Truly.
>
> It's almost February, which means birds will be getting more and more
> vocal every day. This morning, for example, I heard a Northern Flicker
> singing at Waneka Lake, Boulder County, my first singing flicker of the
> year. But it's also still January, so there's still time for a New Years
> resolution! Resolve to learn birdsong this year, and make good use of
> Xeno-Canto as you do so.
>
> Ted Floyd
> Lafayette, Boulder County
>

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