Friday, 18 January 2013

The Macaulay Library.

Is it possible to spend more than three hours on the same website and still wanting more?
Well, that's what happened to me yesterday night when I discovered the Macaulay Library.
The Macaulay Library represents the result of 12 years of hard work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to digitalize the biggest and oldest collection of wildlife recordings.
This enormous archive contains more than 150.000 recordings of animal voices, the first of them were recorded in 1929.
But that's more: a lot of unseen videos are available.
Using the "search" function of the website can lead quickly to an audio or video file of the animal you're interested or, if you just want to surf the site looking for some interesting wildlife videos, click on "browse by taxonomy" and follow your inspiration.
When I come across a website like this, then I fully7 understand what's so great about the Internet.

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