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Re: Bioacoustic sound library resources

To: Shira G <>, "" <>
Subject: Re: Bioacoustic sound library resources
From: Gianni Pavan <>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2019 00:10:30 +0000
Hi Shira, thank you for sharing the info you collected. I would also suggest to search for MOBYSOUND, XENOCANTO,  Watkins Library at WHOI, and other famous sound libraries

Il giorno lun 4 feb 2019 alle ore 23:38 Shira G <> ha scritto:
Dear Colleagues,

At the end of this email, I compiled a list of 16+ sound libraries containing different animals.   I classified them according to their copyright license requirements, to the best of what I could find.  I figured others in the community may appreciate these resources too.  I am sure I am missing several so please feel free to add to the list!   Please reply to me (or the whole group if appropriate) with any comments, corrections to make, and/or questions.

In brief, after years of conducting sound and vibration research, I am now a freelance science communicator.  In part, this includes creating videos. Videos are best with sound and I am sure at one point I will want to use the sounds of animals that I have not personally recorded. 

As part of my freelance work, I also do writing, editing, graphics, and well...whatever else my imagination creates.  If you are interested in working with me on a project, please feel free to contact me.  Honestly, I am still building my different types of freelance work and welcome suggestions. 



Shira D. Gordon, Ph.D.
@ SheRockScience (YouTube, Twitter, Instagram)


No obvious copyright or other designation (Free to use?) (Cicada) (Insect) (Crickets, Katydid, Cicada) (Birds)


Permission needed from source (Borror Laboratory of Bioacoutsics)


Creative commons copyright, give attributions.


Mix copyright (some creative commons attributes, some all rights reserved) (British Library)


Copyright pages (not sure of permissions)



“The Orchive” (Marine Mammals) I had access problems, so I am not sure if the links are still valid:

Australian National Wildlife Collection has 60,000+ recordings, yet does not seem to have them obviously available online

Centro Interdisciplinare di Bioacustica e Ricerche Ambientali
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e dell'Ambiente
Universita' di Pavia
Via Taramelli 24 - 27100 PAVIA - I
Phone +39-0382-987874

Banca Dati Nazionale Spiaggiamenti Mammiferi Marini

Consiglio Scientifico International Society of Ecoacoustics

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