Florida’s Online Sound Archive

The Florida Museum of Natural History has put its huge collection of bird sound recordings online in digital format for the first time. [Read more]

Cornell’s Master Set

The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology has just released what it’s calling the “Master Set” – the most comprehensive audio guide to North American bird sounds ever published. [Read more]

Announcing the Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds

I am thrilled to announce that I have signed a book contract with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to produce The Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds, the first comprehensive guide to the sounds of North American birds. [Read more]

Florida, Part 1: Recording the Exotic

When I was offered the chance to go to Florida to get recordings of a number of target species, including exotics, I jumped at the chance. [Read more]

My Sounds on the Radio

My friend Jason Beason appeared today on Colorado Public Radio, reporting on the recent breakthrough in Black Swift research. The producer used my recording of Black Swifts at the beginning of the segment. [Read more]

Black Swift Wintering Grounds Discovered

Perhaps the greatest remaining mystery in North American bird migration routes has been solved. [Read more]

Larkwire: A Review

A new website for learning bird songs called Larkwire has just debuted, and it’s worthy of a look. [Read more]

The Beauty of Spectrograms

Some spectrograms match human calligraphy flourish-for-flourish in intricacy, tension, balance, and grace. [Read more]

I Saw a Vampire!

Although it’s a bit of a stretch from what this blog is normally about, this is too good not to post. [Read more]

Band-winged Nightjar Feature

I’ll admit I was crushed when Nathan wrote a feature for xeno-canto before I did. I have no one to blame but myself; it was pure laziness on my part that kept me from doing one. After I got over the bruised ego from him being first I got my act in gear and wrote one of my own. [Read more]