Bird Call Drawing Game

Sometimes you hear a cacophony of sounds when you are out birding in spring. Learn bird calls, and you can find your favourite bird, or that unusual bird, you aren’t used to seeing. Once you know bird calls and songs, you will know which bird to chase down with your binoculars!! 

This Sonogram drawing game is your chance to learn a strategy for remembering bird calls and songs. It teaches you to remember bird calls by listening for number of notes, pitch and length of notes. Download the game sheet provided at the bottom of this post, and make a drawing as you go. Doing the Quiz at the end allows you to test yourself to see if making a drawing served your memory well. And don’t be limited by this game.

Go to Merlin, play the songs of your favourite birds, draw them and then compare them to the official sonogram on Merlin!! You will soon notice nuances in the field that passed you by before!

If you have used Merlin in the field and have identified a bird by its markings or by its song, answer any further questions about that bird by going to Allaboutbirds  Where did this bird come from, and where is it headed? What kind of habitat does it need and what does it eat?

The Toronto Field Naturalists wish to acknowledge this land through which we walk. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga of the Credit River. Today it is still the home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to be on this land.