I have found a ton of individual sites that have some good recordings here and there,

but anyone know of a solid library that has a good range of birds from owls to macaws, eagles, falcons, etc etc?

Ill toss some sites up that I have found:


http://www.audionetwork.com/sound-effects/living-creatures/birds/owls-and-birds-of-prey Youll have to sift through to find the good ones


http://www.audiomicro.com/free-sound-effects/free-animal-sound-effects/free-bird-sound-effects same here, just another site that has a few – don’t know if they are good.


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The Macaulay Library at Cornell licenses their recordings.

  • @JustinPearson Thanks Justin - great repository!
    – C3Sound
    Commented Jan 3, 2013 at 1:20


If you're looking for birds, I'd recommend you the BBC Library. You can browse it online at: https://www.soundeffects.ch/soundeffects/sound-effects-categories/sound-effects-birds.php All birds and animals are categorized and labeled with the biological latin name.

If you only want the birds, just contact me. I can collect you the BBC bird sound only or the ones you like, up to almost 10'000 records.

If you are interested, send me an e-mail. You can contact me at: https://www.soundeffects.ch/soundeffectscontact_e.php



  • @GuidoHelbling Thanks for these - Ill check em out!
    – C3Sound
    Commented Jan 7, 2013 at 19:41

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