"Backyard Bird Song introduces you to the fascinating world of bird song. Used in conjunction with my Field Guide to the Birds, this audio guide may give you a new perspective on a familiar place, your own backyard. "In this audio guide, Dick Walton and Bob Lawson have grouped 28 of the most common bird species according to similarity of song. Just as my Field Guide shows what to look for, Backyard Bird Song points out exactly what to listen for to tell one bird from another." -Roger Tory Peterson With this audio guide, you can learn to identify your favorite birds by their songs and calls alone. Backyard Bird Song includes 28 of the most common backyard birds, such as the American Robin, Song Sparrow, and the Downy Woodpecker, arranged in groups with similar vocalizations.
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Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.
- Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
- BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
- MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
- DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivonas Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.