This second edition of the acclaimed Collins Guide to Bird Songs and Calls includes re-recorded versions of the original habitat CDs—ensuring that they are even clearer, but just as atmospheric—introducing the user to the major bird habitats of Britain and the birds that live in them. The new edition also contains a third CD containing a unique beginner's guide to birdsong in a course of 12 monthly sessions. Covering around 30 of the most common garden and parkland bird species in the 12 sessions, it also gives an outline of the behavioral context—when the different species sing, why they sing and what is going on in the wider bird community. The group of species featured each month will be chosen for the similarities in their voices and songs; often this will mean birds of the same family. By introducing a group of similar sounding birds each month—and starting with the easy birds first—this accessible guide will help one to quickly appreciate the wonderful range of bird voices and to discover just what birdsong is all about.