Bird calls in MP3 format?

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Subject: Bird calls in MP3 format?
From: David McDonald <>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 10:02:58 +1000
The msg from Greg Pasquariello, below, comes from BirdChat. I wonder how
big a job it would be to get the BOCA library of calls, and/or that of
the Aust National Wildlife Collection, into MP3 format and make them
available for downloading? I note that the ANWC now has the Ray Swaby
Collection, '600 hours of distilled recordings and ... the most complete
collection of Australian bird voices in the world', on CD-ROM which
means that the calls are already digitised.

Considering our recent chat about the hurdles faced by print
publications like the wonderful Australian Birding magazine, maybe an
Australian birdcalls in MP3 web site, with a pay-as-you-download
facility, would be financially viable. I'd use it! Any entrepreneurs out
there interested?
Subject: RE: Sibley and Bird Song
From: "Greg Pasquariello" <gpasq(AT)>
Date: 25 Oct 2000 9:29am

As a birder and an audio studio owner (, one
thing that I've wanted to do for some time is to create a web site with
songs and calls of all species available as MP3 files.  People could
download the files onto their computer or onto any of the new pocket
sized MP3 players  and taken into the field.  A huge advantage is that
the song library could continue to grow and could be arranged however
the user wanted.

<snip>                     ---
Greg Pasquariello
theoreality, Inc.
 (720) 236-7411
Email: gpasq(AT) <gpasq(AT)>
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