Links

Bird sound sites from around the world

Forums and groups

Birdforum
An excellent worldwide forum for people interested in birds and birding.

Birdforum sound recording
A forum about bird sound recording and equipment.

Nature recordists Yahoo group
Nature recordists Yahoo group.

The Wildlife Sound Recording Society homepage
With lots of useful information.

An ambitious and exciting project

http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/Ethnoornithology/
The ethno-ornithology web group

Research

http://www.bto.org/
The UK's leading bird research organisation.

http://www.zoosemiotics.helsinki.fi/zm/
Dario Martinelli's site about the music of animal sounds

http://www.indiana.edu/~aviary/index.htm
The Animal Behaviour Farm, where Meredith West and Andrew King research bird sounds and social behaviour

Bird sounds online

http://www.xeno-canto.org/
An incredible library of bird sounds from tropical America, Africa and Asia

http://www.birdforum.net/opus/Welcome
An online encyclopaedia of birds that includes lots of bird sound recordings and descriptions.

The British library sound archive online

A site with a wide range of European bird recordings

An excellent Finnish site with lots of European bird recordings

This Dutch site has a wide selection of recordings of some rarer European species

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology sound and video catalogue

http://www.birdnote.org/
A short American radio programme that often focusses on bird sounds

http://www.rspb.org./wildlife/birdguide/name/index.asp
The RSPB's guide to British birds

Places

http://www.regua.co.uk/
A nature reserve in southeast Brazil where some of the research for this project will take place.

Products

http://www.soundapproach.co.uk/
Homepage of the group on the cutting edge of bird sound identification.

http://www.remembird.com/
A very useful voice and bird sound recorder that can be fitted to binoculars.

http://www.telinga.com/
Telinga parabolic microphones.

Raven sound analysis software from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Syrinx sound analysis software, which is free to download

A useful website for various bird sound products

People

Hear the music of a wonderful musician influenced by birds

Personal

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=97045
My own day-to-day birding thread.

http://proregulus.blogspot.com/
Blog from northeast Scotland.

http://pinemuncher.blogspot.com/
Blog from northeast Scotland with a focus on Crossbills.

http://www.soundbusiness.biz/
Julian Treasure's sound business

http://www.bornagainbirdwatcher.com/
John Riutta's blog from Oregon

http://gallicissa.blogspot.com
Amila Salgado's blog from Sri Lanka

http://www.whybirdssing.com/
The site of author, musician and philosopher David Rothenberg

http://silvertone.princeton.edu/~emily/
Canadian composer and musicologist Emily Doolittle's site

http://www.zsonics.org/
The site of ethnomusicologist, biologist and composer Ann Warde

http://www.hannatuulikki.com/
Artist and musician Hanna Tuulikki's site, with some interesting bird sound pieces

Photographs

Arctic Tern by Nigel Blake
http://www.nigelblake.co.uk/

Corncrake by Nigel Blake
http://www.nigelblake.co.uk/

Herring Gull by 'Blueskybirds.co.uk'
http://www.blueskybirds.co.uk/

Nightingale by Nigel Blake
http://www.nigelblake.co.uk

Nightingale by Nigel Blake
http://www.nigelblake.co.uk/

Pinkfooted Geese by Annette Cutts
http://www.psiloswildlifephotography.co.uk/

Sedge Warbler by Nigel Pye
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/njpphotography/

Song Thrush by Nigel Pye
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/njpphotography/

Wren by Kit Day
http://www.kitday-uk.com/