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Resources

Sound Atlas, an archive of natural soundscapes in the western U.S. (formerly Western Soundscape Archive):

 

Home Hobbies: Bird-Watching:
http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/birdwatching-guide/

Summer Vacation and Beyond

The 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
http://www.americanbirding.org/
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,
Balwyn 3103,
Victoria, Australia.

King Bird Tours (Asia).
http://www.kingbirdtours.com
Call 1-212-866-7923.

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
http://www.ventbird.com
Call 1-800-328-VENT.

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 California

http://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

  • (Mendocino Co.) - 707-984-6653
  • Fairfield Osborn (Sonoma Co.) - 707-795-5069
  • Jepson Prairie (Solano Co.) - Kevin Williams, U.C., Davis - 916-752-6949
  • Consumnes River (Sacramento Co.) - 916-684-2816
  • Ring Mountain (Marin Co.) - 415-435-6465
  • Elkhorn Slough (Monterey Co.) - 408-728-5939
  • Lanphere-Christensen Dunes (Humboldt Co.) - 707-822-4360
  • McCloud River (Shasta Co.) - 916-926-4366
  • Gray Davis Dye Creek (Tehama Co.) - 916-527-4261
  • Vina Plains (Tehama Co.) - Contact Doug Alexander or Robbins King, Cal State Univ., Chico, CA 95929
  • Stony Creek (Butte Co.) - Rory Sheehan, 916-527-4261
  • Northern Calif. Coast Range (Mendocino Co.) - 707-984-6653
  • Fairfield Osborn (Sonoma Co.) - 707-795-5069
  • Jepson Prairie (Solano Co.) - Kevin Williams, U.C., Davis - 916-752-6949
  • Consumnes River (Sacramento Co.) - 916-684-2816
  • Ring Mountain (Marin Co.) - 415-435-6465
  • Elkhorn Slough (Monterey Co.) - 408-728-5939


Southern California Preserves

  • Black Mountain/McKenzie Table Mountain (Fresno Co.) - 209-281-1474
  • Kaweah Oaks (Tulare Co.) - 209-627-8826
  • Kern River (Kern Co.) - 619-376-2629
  • Desert Tortoise Natural Area (Kern Co.) - 909-884-9700
  • Sand Ridge (Kern Co.) - 619-378-2531
  • Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes (Santa Barbara Co.) - 805-545-9925
  • Santa Cruz Island (Santa Barbara Co.) - 805-642-1393
  • Carrizo Plain Natural Area (San Luis Obispo Co.) - 805-475-2360
  • Irvine Open Space (Orange Co.) - 714-832-7478
  • Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological (Riverside Co.) - 909-677-6951
  • San Diego State Univ. Ecological (San Diego Co.) - Norma LaMadrid - 909-699-1856
  • Big Morongo Valley (San Bernardino Co.) - 619-363-7190
  • Coachella Valley (Riverside Co.) - 619-343-1234
  • Dos Palmas Oasis (Riverside Co.) - 619-393-0066

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