I’m going to be the teaching assistant for Field Ornithology this coming spring, and in an attempt to find some new teaching resources I have recently been introduced to the online Macaulay Library of Sound and Video, located at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (thanks Karl!). This is an awesome resource! I was able to find the subspecies of the Seaside Sparrow which I study in Florida by searching for the latin name down to the subspecific epithet (Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis). By using the free RavenViewer software (just click on “visualize” instead of “listen” when you are given the choice, and follow the instructions for installing it) you can view the real-time spectrogram and waveform as the sound file plays…this is very very cool!
I can’t wait to show our students!!!