Listen for the sounds of wildlife

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A bird must be nearby–can you hear it?
  1. Listen for the sounds of wildlife

Over 331 different species of birds have been photographed in Indiana. Are you familiar with their calls? The flapping of bat’s wings at dusk; the splash of a fish in a stream; the beautiful coo of a morning dove; croaking frogs or the incessant humming of the dreaded mosquito are just a few examples of the variety of sounds of Indiana wildlife. Take time every day to close your eyes for a few minutes and listen to the sounds of nature wherever you are. You just might find the answer to the question, “What does the fox say?”

Internet links to help you identify the sounds of wildlife:

Learn to identify common bird calls

Animals and their sounds for young children

Animal sounds you might hear in your backyard

Make a Sound Map

Books

A Guide to Wildlife Sounds: The Sounds of 100 Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, and Insects by Lang Elliott

The Other Way to Listen by Byrd Baylor