Subject: re: warbler ID Date: May 30 09:21:38 1995 From: Dick Cannings - cannings at bcu.ubc.ca
On Tue, 30 May 1995, Dennis Paulson wrote:
> The best tapes in my opinion are those produced for British Columbia birds, > a series of 3 tapes that include the majority of BC breeding > birds--excellent quality and our Northwest (Southwest) dialects. I think > there is a misidentified Empidonax or two, but now I've forgotten the > details (help, Dick). > The tapes in question are produced by Ken Hall and Peter Ward, and are available through Ken; call (604)822-6474 (work) or 228-0264 (home). They are very good, with long cuts of most species and all recorded in BC and WA. There are a couple of mistakes; the Dusky Flycatcher is actually a wierd Least (che-bec tseet; che-bec tseet, etc), and the "Chukar" is the "kow" call of a California Quail. Those are both on the Dry Interior tape, the other two tapes are one of coastal forests and estuaries and another of birds not on the first two. I don't have them with me so can't give you the details on titles and production.
I just got a CD from the Canadian Wildlife Service for use in practising up for BBS routes in southern BC and was disappointed to find Baltimore Orioles, eastern Pine Grosbeaks and eastern White-breasted Nuthatches on it. The latter especially would cause unnecessary confusion for some potential surveyors.
Richard J. Cannings cannings at bcu.ubc.ca Cowan Vertebrate Museum vertmus at bcu.ubc.ca Department of Zoology, (604)822-4665 University of British Columbia (604)822-2416 (FAX) Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 CANADA