Bird Song

The original Bird Song skill for Alexa

Bird Song is a serene and entertaining skill that plays hundreds of different bird songs and calls. You can ask for a specific bird ("Alexa, ask Bird Song for a melodious blackbird"), a general bird ("Alexa, ask Bird Song for a blackbird"), or have Alexa select a random bird for you ("Alexa, ask Bird Song for a random bird").

To hear a continuous stream of bird songs, just say, "Alexa, ask Bird Song for a song stream." Bird Song will then play one bird song after another until you say "Alexa, stop." On an Alexa device with a screen -- such as the Echo Show or Spot -- song stream now shows the name of the bird currently singing. No other streaming skill offers this on-the-fly bird-identification feature!

For even more fun, ask Bird Song for a game to see how good you are at identifying birds by their voice alone.

If you enjoy Bird Song, please leave us a positive review. Five-star reviews allow us to update the skill with new songs and features.

Updates

New Website

October 1, 2020 - Time to do a bit of freshening up. Hope you like the new look!

Can Birds Tell Time?

May 24, 2019 - Bird Song is not just a skill, it's a clock now too!

Keep track of the time, hear beautiful bird songs, and drive your cats crazy by enabling our Audible Clock skill and asking for a Bird Song clock (U.S. and U.K. territories only, for now). At the top of each hour, Alexa announces the time and then introduces a new bird song selected from the extensive www.birdsongskill.com library. It’s calming, entertaining, and educational.

Bird Song Shout Out

January 18, 2019 - Happy to discover Bird Song as one of Amazon's Staff Picks this week.

Cheers!

On-the-Fly Bird Identification

August 8, 2018 - Using Bird Song to stream bird sounds ("Alexa, ask Bird Song for a song stream") is incredibly popular. Now, it's even more entertaining. If you have an Alexa device with a screen, such as an Echo Show or Spot, the name of the bird appears on the screen as it sings out. This is a great way to learn to identify birds by their song.

We're proud to be the first -- and only -- streaming skill to provide on-the-fly (get it?) bird identification like this. Enjoy!

Bird Song Stream

January 16, 2018 - Due to popular demand, we've recently added a new "song stream" feature that plays a continuous stream of bird songs on Alexa devices. Just say, "Alexa, ask Bird Song for a song stream." Bird Song will then play one bird song after another until you say "Alexa, stop."

Enjoy!

News to Tweet About

September 6, 2017 - Bird Song was Amazon's top trending skill over Labor Day weekend!

Thanks to everyone who helped make this voice app such a big success.