Bird Song Recordings

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Bird Song Recordings

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

Macaulay Library, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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.


xeno-canto is a website dedicated to sharing bird sounds from all over the world. Whether you are a research scientist, a birder, or simply curious about a sound that you heard out your kitchen window, we invite you to listen, download, and explore the bird sound recordings in the collection.

But xeno-canto is also a collaborative project. We invite you to share your own bird recordings, help identify mystery recordings, or share your expertise in the forums. Welcome!

Florida Museum

The bird sounds on this web site are taken from the audio cassette tape 'Sounds of Florida's Birds', Copyright 1998, by J. W. Hardy, Curator Emeritus in Ornithology and Bioacoustics at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Bill Hardy was a founding member of FOS and the 9th president of the Society.

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?