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BirdVoice

Improve your recognition of calls & songs.

Series: BirdMIKE

TalkingPEN Publications

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NHBS Price: £120.00 inc VAT $151/€143 approx

About this product

The BirdVoice pack contains:

BirdVoice
British Birds Guide 6 ring-binder organiser with each species illustrated, seasonal maps, sound enabled with songs, calls, etc.
Audio foldaway field guide.
80 page British Birds diary to record your birding experiences.
56 stickers of common British birds, all sound enabled.
Birdsound recognition Quiz set.
Set of sticky recordable labels (over 280 labels) for sound enabling your photos or for messaging.
Accessories include USB cable, lanyard and batteries.

BirdVoice is an instrument that records and plays back bird calls, songs, or even your voice without the need for computers. It saves all recordings onto the 80 page British Birds Diary. BirdVoice comes installed with high quality professional recordings of the calls and songs of 270 British Birds. Recordings are by Jean C Roche - Europe's leading expert in bird sounds. Also included is Geoff Sample's advice on how to identify species. There are over 4 hours of expert recordings in each BirdVoice.

The BirdVoice technology is extensively used by RNIB - their PENfriend product - and in education - RecorderPEN. PENfriend won the 2009 Enabled Award "the electrical product that has changed lives" and RecorderPEN was a finalist at the prestigious BETT 2010 "Digital Devices in Education" and the Education Resources Awards 2010.

The 80 page British Birds Audio Diary is a logbook where sounds recorded by you are saved and triggered. In the front is an index of all species sorted in scientific order. Touch the Coal Tit 'sound spot' and listen, then touch the Great Tit 'sound spot' and compare. At the back of the book is another index where the 270 British species are sorted in alphabetical order. In between are 70 blank pages with 6 'sound spots' on each page where you can save your own recordings, such as bird sounds or names, place details, etc. You can write your personal notes on each page. Over time, the diary will become a rich audio memoir of your birding experiences.

The pack also includes one plastic encapsulated Pocket Field Guide which has all recordings of the 270 species. The Guide folds neatly into any pocket, is light and ideal for those occasions when you do not want to take the Diary. There are 54 coloured stickers of "Well-known British Birds" to stick to fridges or your favourite bird books. Touch BirdVoice on any sticker and you will hear the calls and songs, loud and clear.

To test yourself, there is a set of Quiz Cards - listen to a bird sound through BirdVoice and touch the appropriate bird. BirdVoice announces "correct" or says "No, try again". It then plays back the same sound. You have three tries before BirdVoice moves onto the next sound. This is a really clever tool to sharpen your bird call recognition skills. Beautifully illustrated stickers of Common British Birds, sound enabled to play back songs and calls. You can also record the birds you have heard onto each sticker.

Included are some technical extras: although BirdVoice has a built-in microphone, for a bird up to 30m away you can use the extra Directional Microphone. If you wish to listen privately, there are earphones and a USB. Finally, there are 281 recordable sticky labels or memory aids where you can record and stick onto photographs, message boards, etc!

Watch the videos for information on how BirdVoice works, how to make a recording with BirdVoice and the BirdVoice guide to British birds.


Specification

The BirdMIKE pack contains:

One BirdMIKE, which is an instrument which records and plays back without the need for computers. The BirdMike comes with batteries (2 x AAA) already installed.

High quality professional recordings of 270 British Birds: calls and songs recorded by Jean Roche expert audio advice given by Geoff Sample on what to listen out for in each species.

An 80 page audio diary with silk bookmark, elasticated stay shut tape, high quality art paper for notes and sized to fit easily into pockets. Each page has 6 recordable spots onto which recordings can be saved. The index has recordings of 270 species sorted in scientific order as well as alphabetically.

The pack also includes the Field Guide and Set of the Quiz Cards.

Extras include a directional microphone, earphones, lanyard and USB cable.


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