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Re: Bioacoustic sound library resources

To: Shira G <>
Subject: Re: Bioacoustic sound library resources
From: Matija Gogala <>
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2019 10:02:57 +0000
Dear colleagues, 
our site (Cicada) is free to use, we just expect that anyone who uses it should cite the source!

Matija Gogala

On 4 Feb 2019, at 22:58, Shira G <> wrote:

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

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