LINKS TO OTHER RESOURCES ON THE WEB

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: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/naturerecordists/

This group grew from the above but is focused only on sounds: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Naturerecording/


Professional Recordists with their own sites:

Martyn Stewart is a US based professional recordist with a great site: www.naturesound.org

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

Geoff Sample is a UK based professional and has produced several European bird sound guides: www.wildsong.co.uk

Chris Watson is the leading BBC wildlife sound recordist: www.chriswatson.net

Kevin Colver has produced several comprehensive US sound guides: 7loons.com

Lang Elliott has just started a new project: www.musicofnature.org

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

https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/type/www/audio-art-tech-gallery/


Clubs and Associations:

The UK Wildlife Sound Recording Society: www.wildlife-sound.org

The US Nature Sounds Society: www.naturesounds.org

The French Sonature: association.sonatura.com

The Australian Wildlife Sound Recording Group: www.awsrg.org.au

The Dutch Birding Association: www.dutchbirding.nl


Collections etc useful as reference material:

The British Library Wildlife Sounds collection: www.bl.uk/reshelp/findhelprestype/sound/wildsounds/wildlife.html

The Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology: macaulaylibrary.org

Two nice sites from N America which present sounds and analysis: birdvoices.net and boidnoise.org

Xeno-Canto a  project to collect all bird sounds from around the world: www.xeno-canto.org

A Belgian site: www.soundsnatural.be

A Finnish site: www.ksly.net

Another Finnish site (with English): www.virtual-bird.com

A Norwegian site: www.fuglar.no

A good collection from Latvia: www.putni.lv/index_balsis_eng.htm

The Bird Forum: www.birdforum.net


Switzerland and nearby:

One of the best websites I know: www.ornitho.ch

Bird sounds of Bourgogne: www.chants-oiseaux.fr

An Italian site: www.scricciolo.com/eurosongs/canti

A nice blog by an excellent Swiss recordist(e): www.audioblog.ch


Other Interesting sites:

An anthropological approach: www.abdn.ac.uk/birdsong/

Tawny Owls: www.godsownclay.com

A discography: aviandiscography.webs.com

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: www-3.unipv.it/cibra

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: www.wildearthvoices.org

The London Sound Survey is an interesting project that contains both natural and anthropogenic sounds: www.soundsurvey.org.uk

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REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING:

The texts below are referred to in the site and are sources for further reading on the topics:


Bossus, A. & Charron, F. (2004) Guide des chants d'oiseaux d'Europe occidentale. Delachaux et Niestlé. 239pp. 2CDs.
Catchpole, C.K., & Slater, P.J.B. (1995) Bird Song, biological themes and variations. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge. 248pp.
Constantine, M., et al (2006) The sound approach to birding. Lush,Poole,Dorset. 192pp. 3Cds.
Cramp et al (1977 - 1994) Handbook of the Birds of Europe the Middle East and North Africa - the Birds of the Western Palearctic. Oxford University Press. [A 9 Vol multi-author work edited by Cramp and Cramp and Perrins.]
Dowsett-LeMaire, F. (1979) The imitative range of the song of the Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris, with special reference to imitations of African birds. Ibis, 121. 453-468.
Gorman, G. (2004) Woodpeckers of Europe. Bruce Colman. Bucks. 192pp.
Jansen,J.J.F.J & Nap,W (2008) Identification of White-headed Long-tailed Bushtit and occurrence in the Netherlands. Dutch Birding 30:293-308.
Krause, B. (2002) Wild Soundscapes. Wilderness Press, Berkeley. 168pp. 1CD
Kroodsma, D. (2005) The Singing Life of Birds. Houghton Mifflin Company. Boston & New York. 482pp. 1CD
Maumary, L., Valloton, L., & Knaus, P. (2007) Les Oiseaux de Suisse. Station ornothologique Suisse, Sempach, et Nos Oiseaux, Montmollin. 848pp.
Marler, P. & Slabbekoorn, H. (2004) Nature's Music. The Science of Birdsong. Elsevier, Academic Press. USA. 513pp. 2CDs
Mulhauser, B. (2003) Survival of the Hazel Grouse Bonasia bonasia rupestris in the Jura Mountains: between board and lodging. Bull. Soc. Neuchâteloise Sci.Nat 126/2: 55-70
Mulhauser, B.& Zimmermann, J-L (2003) Recognition of male Hazel Grouse  Bonasia bonasia by their song. Bull.Soc.Neuchâteloise Sci.Nat. 126/2:107-119
Norberg, R.A. (1978)
Skull Asymmetry, Ear Structure and Function, and Auditory Localization in Tengmalm's Owl, Aegolius funereus (Linne). Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. 1978 vol. 282 no. 991 325-410
North, M. & Simms, E. (1958) Witherby's Sound Guide to British Birds. H.F.& G. Witherby Ltd. London. 104pp.
Sample, G (1996) Field Guide to Bird Songs and Calls of Britain and Northern Europe. 128pp. 2 CDs.
Sample, G (2003) Field Guide to Warbler Songs and Calls of Britain and Europe. Collins. 55pp. 3 CDs
Sample, G (2010)

Collins, Bird Songs and Calls. Harper Collins. London. 232pp.3CDs

Schmid,H.,Luder,R., Naef-Danzer,B., Graf,R., & Zbinden,N. (1998)

Atlas des oiseaux nicheurs de Suisse. Station ornothologique. Sempach. 574pp.

Voous, K.,and Cameron, A. (1988) Owls of the Northern Hemisphere. Collins. London. 320pp.


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