Meet Saurabh Sawant, a Macaulay Library contributor. Saurabh tells us why he started recording bird sounds and what he loves about it. Thank you, Saurabh for joining our community and for archiving your photos and recordings with the Macaulay Library! Special thanks to Lauren Gabuzzi for creating the video.
Video transcription and description
Audio: Common Tailorbird, Saurabh Sawant/Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab (ML116059641)
Title: Meet a Macaulay Library Contributor
Title: We asked Saurabh Sawant, a Macaulay LIbrary contributor, why he records birds.
Saurabh Sawant: When I started looking at the sonograms I really wanted to see how every bird looks like, what every bird sound looks like.
Audio: Baikal Bush Warbler, Saurabh Sawant/Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab (ML117379671)
Title: Sawant has contributed 212 photos, 212 audio recordings,
Audio: Lesser Florican, Saurabh Sawant/Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab (M111899891)
Title: and recently shared a recording of an Upland Buzzard – a first for the Macaulay Library
Sawant: I’ve heard so many birds but didn’t have the chance of recording them, but this is the first time I heard it and I could record it so it was really special for me.
Audio: Upland Buzzard, Saurabh Sawant/Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab (M111899891)
Sawant: It’s an amazing feeling, you get the sense of creating something totally new. And when you think of the uses of it, the kind of possibilities it opens up to everybody else – other birders, and scientists, and you. This is what really drives me to do it.
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