How to Visualize Sounds

How to Visualize Sounds

These pages are an interactive version of the introduction to the Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds. Here you will learn how to visualize sounds and how to describe them in words.

(links coming soon!)

pp. 6-7

  • Visualizing sound

pp. 7-9

  • The five basic pitch patterns
  • The four basic patterns of repetition and speed

pp. 10-11

  • Changes in speed and pitch of whole songs
  • Complex series

pp. 12-13

  • Pauses