Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology: One Million Recordings of Animal Sounds

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Nature, Wildlife, Biodiversity, Behavior

Ed Hessler

The Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology reports that "on April 26, 2021, Christopher McPherson recorded a Blue-headed Vireo, marking the one millionth audio recording in the Macaulay Library. This is a 92 year effort involving "20,000 recordists and birdwatcher who have shared their audio recordings of birds, mammals, amphibians, and insects."

The announcement of this remarkable achievement of sound recordings includes a short interview with Mike Webster, director of the library and a tour of the library's greatest hits "from the first recording to extinct species, from bizarre sounds to musical sounds and everything inbetween."

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