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Recordist of Note: Valerie Heemstra

By Macaulay Library Team
Valerie Heemstra has been watching birds for most of her life and although medicine won out on the career front, Valerie continues to pursue her love of birds. In fact, according to her eBird profile, Valerie retired so she could spend more time birding. Valerie has been busy birding, she has 1,143 recordings and 6,479…

Macaulay Library’s Year in Review

By Kathi Borgmann
In 2019, the Macaulay Library marked its 90th year of archiving natural sounds. From the first recording of a wild bird in North America on May 18, 1929 to today, our goal has always been to preserve the sounds of our world for everyone to hear. Thanks to your audio contributions and support, the Macaulay…

Publications using media in 2019

By Team Macaulay Library
Papers published in 2019 that used media from the Macaulay Library Amaral, B. R., T. O. Laranjeiras, M. Cohn-Haft, G. A. Leite, R. Czaban, and C. L. Rutt (2019). Major range extension for Orange-fronted Plushcrown Metopothrix aurantiaca in the central Amazon of Brazil. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 139:99–104. Andriola, J. V. P., and…

Voices from the field

By Mariel Ortega
I wiggled my toes, watching as my hiking boots traced patterns in the orange sand of the Australian mulga. Australia…I was in Australia! Yet, for being on the other side of the planet, Australia was less otherworldly than I expected. What did feel otherworldly was being a sound recordist. Here I was traversing the wilderness…