Bird call CD cost

To: Roger Giller <>, Birding-Aus <>
Subject: Bird call CD cost
From: Alan McBride <>
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 10:58:43 +1100
Roger, again :-)

I use a $650.00 iPod and an $18.00 Dick Smith speaker that works perfectly and allows me to find a call in about a 100th of the time it used to with tapes.

The price disparity often amuses me in the field.



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On 13/01/2007, at 10:44 AM, Roger Giller wrote:

Hi All,

The current thread on portable players for bird calls got me thinking about sourcing the calls. There are several sources but most are by no means comprehensive, e.g. the ABC collection. It appears the best would be the BOCA set but it seems very expensive.

My question is why does it cost $200 for a set of bird calls on CD when we can buy field guide to the same birds, complete with illustrations and notes, for far less. I picked up the latest Simpson and Day for $29:95 last week.


Roger Giller

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