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Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology: Macaulay Library

With over 175,000 audio and 60,000 video recordings of birds and other animals, The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology is one of the world's largest collections of media documenting biodiversity. The Scout Report has visited both the Library and the Lab previously, but, since 2015 is their Centennial, we thought the site was worth a return trip. Not only that, the technology...
Western Soundscape Archive

You can get a good sense of the American West by reading authors as diverse as Sherman Alexie, Mark Twain, John McPhee, but can they really accurately describe the sounds of a resting short-eared owl? Perhaps, but if you're looking to listen to the natural world of the Western states, you should probably click on over to the Western Soundscape Archive website. This aural database is housed at the...