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AZFO MP3 Bird Sounds Library:
Information and Directions

Please read below before clicking here to go to Bird Sound Library. 

The AZFO Bird Sounds Library features recordings made in Arizona or, for selected rarities, from nearby areas.  Its purpose is to provide a tool for learning local song dialects and calls of species that occur in Arizona and to (eventually) post multiple recordings from throughout the state to document geographical variation in song dialect.

We encourage contributions of additional recordings or write ups.  See link on sidebar.

Excellent advice on getting started making your own recordings is available at the Wildlife Sound Recording Society website

Note before using:

Connection Speed:  These are LARGE files, NOT recommended over dialup connections

To Quickly Play a Song: Click on the play button to the left of each species

  • Click the play button to start the song
  • A player pops up in the lower left corner allowing you to pause, adjust volume and to see the progress of the song
  • You can hide the player by clicking the arrow box on the far right

          Try this example to experiment:

To use a bowser plugin, such as Quicktime, to play a song:  Click on a species name to launch a new window and use your broswer's audio plugin to play the song (press your browser's back button to return)

To Play the Song with Other MP3 Players:  Download the song and use any MP3 player software (iTunes, etc) to play the song. We recommend the Raven Lite player for birdsongs (see sidebar)

To Download the MP3 File:
Right-Click on a species name and choose "Save target as" in Internet Explorer or "Save link as" in Mozilla Fixefox

All recordings are copyrighted© by the recordist. Downloading and copying are authorized for personal use only such as playback on a personal computer, portable music player or other device. All other use is forbidden without written permission from the recordist.  AZFO discourages the use of playback in the field to attract nesting species into view, particularly rare, sparse or local nesters in the state.  See the ABA Code of Ethics.


How to contribute to the Bird Sounds Library

Restrictions on use


What if the sounds won't play?

If playback does not work, download the Apple Quicktime plugin here


Is there a better way to listen to recordings?

A great way to listen to bird songs is using the easy to use, free Raven Lite player developed by Cornell Labs for birdsongs.  You will have to download songs from the AZFO site to play them, but it displays the sonogram while the song plays and has a number of other useful features.

Featured Recordings:


Flame-colored Tanager

 

 

 


 


 

 


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