I just wanted to share a birdsong CD we purchased in preparation for starting Year 1. We love it! Instead of being simply a list of bird names followed by the song, this one groups the birds by similar sounds, then a narrator explains how to tell the birds in the group apart. This is critical for us, because once the leaves appear on the trees (and we have leaves for the vast majority of the year) we see very few birds, although we can hear a great variety. Once we go through this CD thoroughly, I think we’ll be ready for one that follows the list format, but for beginners like us, this seems perfect.
Birding by Ear: Eastern and Central North America (Peterson Field Guides(R))