Sound Recording Bird Calls

To: Stewart Ford <>, Mike Carter <>
Subject: Sound Recording Bird Calls
From: "James Holmes Jr" <>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2011 01:17:16 -0700 (PDT)
Not sure if this helps (since it is from the USA) but here are two 
internet resources for bird/nature recording.

I have no commerical interests in either (in fact the Stith recording 
seems to be too expensive as compared to other companies).  However, these 
suggest some packages and provide some basic information.

Hope this helps,

Jim Holmes

> Hi Mike, David et al.
> I've wanted a decent sound recording setup for a while, but finding the
> bits of equipment that work well together seems to be a pretty complex
> exercise.  Different recorders with charged or uncharged mics, amps,
> preamps, wind baffles, booms, omnidirectional or directional mics - and
> that's just the gear side of things, never mind the frequencies, decibels
> and the like on the technical side. 
> What might help is if an expert like David could suggest a few kits that
> would work well together (specifically for bird recording) at a couple of
> different price points.  A sort of dummies guide to sound recording
> equipment would make it a bit more accessible to novices like me.  
> Cheers,
> Stewart
> On 19/08/2011, at 3:01 PM, Mike Carter wrote:
> > I pass on the following appeal from David Stewart, the bird
> song-and-call expert, for birders to show as much interest in obtaining
> records of their voice as well as their appearance. In this case I am one
> of the guilty because for much of my life my vision has been superior to
> my hearing. Moreover, with age, the latter deteriorated faster!
> > 
> > Mike Carter
> > 30 Canadian Bay Road
> > Mount Eliza  VIC 3930
> > Tel  (03) 9787 7136
> > 
> > 

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