Marsh Monitoring Program Training Files

The following recordings are available on the MMP training CD that each participant receives with their kit. The Marsh Monitoring Program would like to thank Lang Elliott and NorthWood Press for permission to use several recordings from his excellent CD, the Calls of Frogs and Toads. In addition Mary Gartshore and Ron Ridout kindly provided additional field recordings. The Marsh Monitoring Program would like to thank Monte Brigham, Lang Elliott and the Library of Natural Sounds at Cornell for permission to use their recordings reproduced on the MMP instructional CD.

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Script of Training CD: amphibians

Script of Training CD: birds

1 Welcome to the MMP

Marsh Bird Training Section

2 Marsh Bird Introduction
3 Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)
4 American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)
5 Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis)
6 Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
7 Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
8 Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)
9 Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis)
10 Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola)
11 King Rail (R. elegans)
12 Comparison: Virginia & King rails
13 Sora (Porzana carolina)
14 Black Rail (Laterallus jamaicensis)
15 Common Moorhen & American Coot (Gallinula chloropus & Fulica americana)
16 Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)
17 Wilson's (Common) Snipe (Gallinago delicate)
18 Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia)
19 Forster's & Common terns (S. forsteri & S. hirundo)
20 Black Tern (Chlidonias niger)
21 Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)
22 Alder Flycatcher (Empidonax alnorum)
23 Willow Flycatcher (E. traillii)
24 Comparison: Alder & Willow flycatchers
25 Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)
26 Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)
27 Marsh Wren (C. palustris)
28 Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia)
29 Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)
30 Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
31 Swamp Sparrow (M. georgiana)
32 Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)
33 Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
34 Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
35 Marsh Bird Conclusion

Amphibian Training Section

36 Amphibian Introduction
37 Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica)
38 Western & Boreal Chorus Frog (Pseudacris triseriata & P. maculata)
39 Spring Peeper (P. crucifer)
40 American Toad (Bufo americanus)
41 Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)
42 Pickerel frog (R. palustis)
43 Fowler's Toad (B.woodhousei fowleri)
44 Gray (Tetraploid) Treefrog (Hyla versicolor)
45 Cope's (Diploid) Gray Treefrog (H. chrysoscelis)
46 Green Frog (R. clamitans melanota)
47 Mink Frog (R. septentrionalis)
48 Bullfrog (R. catesbeiana)
49 Northern (Blanchard's) Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans blanchardi)
50 Calling Code Introduction
51 Calling Code 1
52 Calling Code 2
53 Calling Code 3
54 Mixed Chorus 1
55 Mixed Chorus 2
56 Mixed Chorus 3
57 Mixed Chorus 4
58 Amphibian Conclusion