Bird calls in MP3 format?

Subject: Bird calls in MP3 format?
From: William Hull <>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 10:00:07 -0400
David and birding-aussies,

I am going to work with Greg at trying to provide sound files and links
to sound files of as many of the world's birds as we can.  For sounds
that we obtain permission to use Greg will convert to mp3.  For birds
that we can not obtain permission to use we will try to provide a link
to a sound file on the web.  I have looked a little and there are
already lots of bird sounds available on the web spread across many
different sites.  This will be hosted at my web site
( which also has some other useful things for
those intersted in birds.  I am trying to highlite bird conservation
issues and also have some quick indices for European and Mexican field
guides.  If anyone has sound files that they own intellectually and
would like to contribute to this endeavor please let me know.  Credit
will be given on the web site.

Bill Hull
Cincinnati, OH, USA

David McDonald wrote:
> 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?
> David
> ********************************
> 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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