If, like us, you love having a happy healthy garden environment with as many wild birds as possible. You’ll have probably heard the raucous noises they can create, especially during spring. With a little practice, you can gain a remarkable insight into the species around you by learning the most familiar songs and calls in your garden.
Most birds have a wide range of songs and calls. But there’s an important distinction to be made between the two. Songs tend to be more complex and are relatively structured vocalisations. The songbirds and various other groups of birds that use songs do so to defend territory and attract mates.
Calls, on the other hand, tend to be shorter, less rhythmic sounds used to communicate a nearby threat or an individual’s location. A staggering amount of variety and complexity among birds can be revealed by tuning into calls. Try one of our bird call whistles in your local area and see if you get a friendly chirping response!