Identifying Bird Songs

How Good is Your Ear?

Tom Webber long-time ornithology collection manager for the Florida Museum of Natural History worked in 2009 to digitize the analog tapes of bird-sound field recordings. Tom is also an avid field recordist. He collected this recording of birds in a pinewoods near Gainesville on a spring morning in 2017.

How many species can you identify?

 

Sharpen Your Ear With Our Reccomended Resources

The birding world is working to preserve and disseminate recordings of birds. Check out these bird song recording resources.

 

Macaulay Library

A multimedia resource for the study of animal behavior and biodiversity, setting the standard for the collection, preservation, and dissemination of natural history recordings since 1929.

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xeno-canto

A website dedicated to sharing bird sounds from all over the world where you can share your own bird recordings, help identify mystery recordings, or share your expertise in the forums.

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Florida Museum

A website containing bird sounds taken from the audio cassette tape Sounds of Florida’s Birds, an audio cassette recorded by our very own 9th FOS president and founding member, Bill Hardy.

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