Recording gear:

  1. A broad overview of audio gear for wildlife recording from the Macaulay Library at Cornell University, USA.
  2. Another broad overview from the Centre for Bioacoustics at the University of Pavia, Italy.

In case of a detailed question please post a message on the Bioacoustics-L email list…


Here an overview over commonly used and free available software tools:

  1. An extensive list of Sound Analysis Software from Steven Hopp.
  2. Ishmael – a multi-purpose acoustic analysis tool developed by Dave Mellinger.
  3. Pamguard – developed by Doug Gillespie.
  4. Raven – developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
  5. Soundruler – an extensive analysis, graphing, and teaching tool for bioacoustics.
  6. Wavesurfer – an Open Source tool for sound visualization and manipulation.
  7. Audacity – a free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.

Email lists:

  2. MARMAM – marine mammal research and conservation.
  3. AUDITORY – hearing and the auditory systems
  4. BIOACOUSTIC-MONITORING – communications of an International Expert Group on Bioacoustic Monitoring.

News Groups:

  1. Nature Recordists – recording natural sounds
  2. Comp.dsp – is a worldwide Usenet news group that is used to discuss various aspects of digital signal processing.