The Scout Report has never profiled a website that has sections titled “Best of Courtship” or the “Best of Territory Defense”, but then again, there are many wonderful surprises contained with the Macaulay Library’s Animal Sound & Video Catalog. Housed within Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology, the Animal Sound & Video Catalog contains thousands of audio and video recordings of animals such as the harp seal pup, the golden-fronted woodpecker, and a variety of turkeys. Visitors are welcome to utilize their basic and advanced search engine features to look for specific animals, or they can also browse some of the previously mentioned “Best of” categories. While just listening to (or watching) these animals is fine enough, visitors should also consider viewing the free audio visualization tool offered here. Called “RavenViewer”, the application will allow users to watch audio spectrograms, control playback speed, and inspect low-frequency sounds.


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