16 Songs of Spring

A Helpful Guide to Identifying the singers of the Songs of Spring. Enjoy!

As winter eases its grip on most of the country and nature begins to awaken, there is a distinct sound in the air that has laid dormant for months.

Have you heard it?

One of our favorite things to do in Spring when my kids were little, was to sit on the back deck and identify all the songs going on around us.

Identifying bird songs and calls was something my grandparents and parents taught me, and something I’ve passed on to my kids.

If you’ve ever heard a bird singing or chirping and wondered what it was, I’ve compiled a helpful guide to help you with16 of my favorite birdsongs with pictures so you can identify what or who you’re hearing. Just click on the link and enjoy the song.

There is a difference between a bird’s “song” and its “call”. The song is the sweet melody male birds sing during courting. It is more complex and has a musical pattern. A bird’s call is usually shorter and mono-syllable, used as a warning. The tabs at the top of the sound card allow you to hear their song and call.

Here are some you may recognize.

This first is one of my favorites. The Black-Capped Chickadee is usually one of the first to sing in celebration of the coming of Spring.

Black-Capped Chickadee

Photo by Patrice Bouchard on Unsplash

♫ Black-capped chickadee — song / call / voice / sound. (bird-sounds.net)

Northern Cardinal

Photo by Author, K.L. Bennett, 2019

♫ Northern cardinal — song / call / voice / sound. (bird-sounds.net)

A true sign of Spring here in southern Wisconsin is the appearance of the American Robin. The first sighting is usually excitedly shared with everyone else in the house.

American Robin

Photo by Trac Vu on Unsplash

♫ American robin — song / call / voice / sound. (bird-sounds.net)

Blue Jay

Photo by Author, K.L. Bennett, 2020

♫ Blue jay — song / call / voice / sound. (bird-sounds.net)

White-breasted Nuthatch

Photo by Patrice Bouchard on Unsplash

♫ Brown-headed nuthatch — song / call / voice / sound. (bird-sounds.net)

Tufted Titmouse

Photo by Mark Olsen on Unsplash

♫ Tufted titmouse — song / call / voice / sound. (bird-sounds.net)

House Sparrow

Photo by Jody Confer on Unsplash

♫ House sparrow — song / call / voice / sound. (bird-sounds.net)

House Finch

Photo by Jeremy Stanley on Unsplash

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Photo by Author, K.L. Bennett, 2020

♫ Red-bellied woodpecker — song / call / voice / sound. (bird-sounds.net)

American Goldfinch

Photo by Pete Nuij on Unsplash

♫ American goldfinch — song / call / voice / sound. (bird-sounds.net)

Downy Woodpecker

Photo by Katharina von Knobloch on Unsplash

♫ Downy woodpecker — song / call / voice / sound. (bird-sounds.net)

Hairy Woodpecker

Photo by Bruce Jastrow on Unsplash

♫ Hairy woodpecker — song / call / voice / sound. (bird-sounds.net)

Dark-eyed Junco

Photo by Mark Olsen on Unsplash

♫ Dark-eyed junco — song / call / voice / sound. (bird-sounds.net)

The next two aren’t really Spring songbirds, but they landed in my yard and I got a good shot of them and their call is spectacular!!

Enjoy!

Photo by Author, K.L. Bennett, 2021

♫ Cooper’s hawk — song / call / voice / sound. (bird-sounds.net)

Bald Eagle

Photo by Author, K.L. Bennett, 2021
Photo by Author, K.L. Bennett, 2021

♫ Bald eagle — song / call / voice / sound. (bird-sounds.net)

The end.

K.L. Bennett is a mother of 6 awesome males, music lover, photographer, avid reader, autodidact, Ninja Writer, Taurus in menopause, trauma survivor, seeker of peace.

Mother of 6 awesome males, music lover, photographer, avid reader, autodidact, Ninja Writer, Taurus in menopause, seeker of peace.

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