There are lots of web-based sources of information on wildlife sounds, this list does not even come close to covering them all - but here are some that I find useful - many of them contain their own links pages for onward connections. If you have one I should include (yours or another) please let me know

To get technical help and advice from other recordists:

The Yahoo! Nature recordists group is where I learned a lot of techniques:

This group grew from the above but is focused only on sounds:

Professional Recordists with their own sites:

Martyn Stewart is a US based professional recordist with a great site:

Bernie Krause is a US based guru of wild sound recording and has written several books:

Geoff Sample is a UK based professional and has produced several European bird sound guides:

Chris Watson is the leading BBC wildlife sound recordist:

Kevin Colver has produced several comprehensive US sound guides:

Lang Elliott has just started a new project:

Rob Danielson is a US academic with a great teaching site with all sorts of technical advice:

Clubs and Associations:

The UK Wildlife Sound Recording Society:

The US Nature Sounds Society:

The French Sonature:

The Australian Wildlife Sound Recording Group:

The Dutch Birding Association:

Collections etc useful as reference material:

The British Library Wildlife Sounds collection:

The Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology:

Two nice sites from N America which present sounds and analysis: and

Xeno-Canto a  project to collect all bird sounds from around the world:

A Belgian site:

A Finnish site:

Another Finnish site (with English):

A Norwegian site:

A good collection from Latvia:

The Bird Forum:

Switzerland and nearby:

One of the best websites I know:

Bird sounds of Bourgogne:

An Italian site:

A nice blog by an excellent Swiss recordist(e):

Other Interesting sites:

An anthropological approach:

Tawny Owls:

A discography:

Gianni Pavan is a Professor at the Universiti of Pavia, Italy, Centre for Interdisciplinary Bioacoustics and Env Research (CIBRA), he specialises in aquatic acoustics but with programmes in several areas, and has a website with good resources:

Mark Brennan is a Canadian landscape artist specialising in wild scenery, he has recently turned to sounds as an additional way to breing nature to people and keeps an interesting blog:

The London Sound Survey is an interesting project that contains both natural and anthropogenic sounds:

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