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.
Tips and Tricks
December 3, 2020 - Looking to get more from Bird Song? Here are a few commands you might not know. To use any of these, just say one of the quoted commands below instead of a bird name...
"game" - to play a game
"song stream" - to hear a continuous stream of bird songs
"surprise me" - to hear a randomly-selected bird
"Easter egg" - to get a silly surprise
"repeat" - to hear the last bird song again
"cancel" - to exit the skill
"help" - to hear more about this skill and its capabilities
For example, try saying, "Alexa, ask Bird Song to surprise me" to discover a new bird!
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.
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."
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.