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Macaulay Library at Cornell University, a huge collection of bird and animal sounds: https://www.macaulaylibrary.org
BBC Sound Effects Library, a huge collection of everything including birds and soundscapes (called "backgrounds"): http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk
xeno-canto, a world-wide library of bird sounds: https://www.xeno-canto.org
Radio Aporee, a world map of samples of sound environments of all kinds: https://aporee.org/maps/Acoustic Atlas, an archive of natural soundscapes in the western U.S. (formerly Western Soundscape Archive): http://acousticatlas.org
Home Hobbies: Bird-Watching:
Summer Vacation and BeyondThe following is a guide to birding and nature trips that may afford recording opportunities and allow a recordist to obtain expert guidance and assistance on identifying recording subjects.
American Birding Association (ABA) Tours
Trinidad and Tobago. Call 1-800-325-0010, ext. 441.
Cameroon. Call 1-800-728-4953.
Antarctica, the Falklands, etc. Call 1-800-376-6766.
Newfound-land. Call 1-615-292-2739.
Colorado. Call 1-615-292-2739.
Texas. Call 1-615-292-2739.
North Carolina. Call 1-615-292-2739.
Louisiana. Call 1-717-548-3303.
Dry Tortugas and Florida. Call. 1-407-273-4400.
Cheesemans' Ecology/Birding Safaris - NSS members Gail and Doug Cheeseman are especially accommodating to sound recordists on their safaris. Call 1-800-527-5330 or 1-408-867-1371 for info, or see http://www.cheesemans.com/
Eco-tours With Bob Stewart. For complete itinerary & cost send SASE to: Bob Stewart, PO Box 1244, Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956, or call 415-499-3647.
Australian Ornithological Services (formerly Inland Bird Tours)
P.O. Box 382,
King Bird Tours (Asia).
Nature Sounds Society Events - Call 415-821-9776.
Neblina Forest Tours. (Ecuador) - Call 1-800-752-6246.
Neotropic Bird Tours (Guyana) Call 1-800-662-4852.
Ohlone Audubon Society trips. http://www.ohloneaudubon.org
Spirit Walker Expeditions in Alaska's Inside Passage - These are custom-made kayaking trips created for two or more participants. Kayaking, as opposed to a noisy ship, is the perfect way to approach, sound record, and photograph whales, seals, eagles, and a host of other Alaskan wildlife. Call 1-800-KAYAKER for trip information, or check their website at http://www.seakayakalaska.com
Victor Emanuel Nature Tours
WINGS Inc. (Worldwide). http://www.wingsbirds.com
Zegrahm & Eco Expeditions
(Antarctica, west coast S.A., Madagascar, Seychelles, etc.) -
Call +1-844-290-3313, or check http://www.zegrahm.com
The Nature Conservancy of Californiahttp://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/california/
From time to time Nature Sounds lists the names and phone numbers of various Nature Conservancy preserves in California. We do this to aid serious recordists who may wish to avoid organized field trips, on which non-recordists can unintentionally compromise your best recording effort. On Nature Conservancy preserves you and the coyotes may have the place to yourselves, and you may avoid recording livestock and off-road vehicles. Happy recording!
Northern California Preserves
Southern California Preserves
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