When we immerse ourselves in it, we quickly realize that memorizing birdsong is not so easy! The neophyte will have a hard time differentiating a Warbler from an Skylark or a Chickadee. However, some simple tips and techniques allow you to progress quickly.
The use of sonograms
Ornithologists sometimes use sonograms (or spectrograms) to help with memorization. It is a two-dimensional visualization of the sound, sometimes colored: the axis of the abscissa indicates the duration and the axis of ordinates the frequency of the sound. We can thus easily differentiate a high-pitched sound at a higher volume of a longer and less loud sound.
The 3 sonograms below illustrate how the visual representation of sounds can be very different from a song to the other, and thus help with memorization.
This small tool, present in the bird information sheet in the Birdie Memory application, will be a great help in the early stages of learning, especially for people with a rather visual memory that auditory.
All you have to do is train with the app!
You can also create your own sonograms from any sound, with our sonogram generator!