Sentient Sounds Abounding

I have located a bioacoustical website at Ohio State University containing several thousand bird, animal and environmental sounds.  I seek permission from O.S.U. to use some of the recordings on my blog, especially the Sandhill Crane, Gunnison Sage-Grouse and the Harris’ Hawk.  Until that time, here is the link to the website: Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics, Ohio State University.  The Borror Laboratory has Sandhill Crane sounds nesting in Michigan (I looked for New Mexico and Texas) with two chicks.   This laboratory also has domesticated sounds: canine, feline, bovine and equine.

Other acoustical links are:

Listening to Nature, Library of Natural Sounds at the Oakland Museum of California. This divides California into life-zone sounds: desert, mountains, coastal and basin.

Western Soundscape Archive, J. Willard Marriot Library, University of Utah. Among thousands of sounds, this has bison bellowing.

The Acoustic Ecology Institute website links. This was the website to which I found the above links.  This site has a construction date of 2006, and some of the links are dead.  This institute (or a branch) is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.



Filed under Life in Balance

8 responses to “Sentient Sounds Abounding

  1. That is a good website.
    This morning I got up at 5;30 to irrigate but it was to dark so I tried again at 6:00, and overhead I heard the cranes, and mallards. At times the mallards swim in the back pasture because it resembles a lake with all the water that accumulates back there. First watering takes a long time, hope to finish before dark.

    • I don’t like getting up to do chores before dark. I hope you got the irrigation completed before last night came. Hearing wildlife is comforting — unless it’s a bear on your back porch.

  2. Great links Jack. So glad you found and posted them. Among the various recordings, it was awfully fun to visit those from my old home state. Nice, nice start to a busy day.

  3. Thank you for all these references!

  4. Kittie Howard

    Thanks, Jack. Awesome links! I’m a click away from hearing the bison bellowing, a first for me. Really excited! We’re on the Geese Expressway … they’re pretty much where they should be now; I miss their cries/calls, really miss the SgtMaj flying back and forth to make sure they’re in formation.

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