Nature Sounds

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.

A recent article in the High Country News about the Western Soundscape Archive, February, 2011.

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.

3 responses to “Nature Sounds

  1. The Borror Laboratory is a very interesting link. Some wonderful sounds. I’ll have to take more time here to listen to various animals. Thanks for passing this along.

  2. Thanks as well. I will be using this in my NM Bird class coming up for families. I went and played the sandhill crane. Nice and long and recorded in 1959!

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