An Avian Discography

An Avian Discography - a brief history 

I have been collecting tapes and discs of bird sounds for nearly 40 years and have built up a collection of nearly 300 titles. Back in 2001 I launched my old avian discography website (which can still be found on 'The Way Back Machine'), but with a computer crash in 2004 the website went offline. I am slowly working on a new and expanded version, but in the meantime offer this 'slim-line' site as a stop-gap.

The reasons behind the site, though, remain the same as before - to make available where people can find recordings of as many bird species as possible and to acquire new titles through other people's knowledge of this site's existence.

Although the discography is mainly published titles I have, as before, also included a selection of websites which supplement the published recordings. I have placed links to many more websites where bird sounds can be found here.

In this 'slim-line' version I have placed word files of the discography here which can be downloaded. There are two versions of the discography, using slightly differing taxonomy. One follows the taxonomy of Clements Checklist of the Birds of the World (6th edition plus updates) and the other follows the IOC list (version 5.4).


Shaun Peters

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