Vinod Babu helps  lead a bird watch near the Fernbank Museum in Atlanta on March 19, 2016.
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Vinod Babu helps lead a bird watch near the Fernbank Museum in Atlanta on March 19, 2016.

Bird songs play a big part in this week's Atlanta Science Festival.  The rhythmic sounds of birds have also inspired modern music compositions. On Second Thought producer Sean Powers joined some bird watchers at the Fernbank Museum in Atlanta to learn about the variety of chirps, tweets and calls in the state.

Then, we talk with musicologist Jonathan Kramer of North Carolina State University.  He explains whether it's  accurate to describe bird songs as music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLjXgV-Mhp0

A group is the lookout for singing birds at the Fernbank Forest in Atlanta  on March 19,  2016.
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A group is the lookout for singing birds at the Fernbank Forest in Atlanta on March 19, 2016.
Tags: music  nature  birds  Atlanta