Date: 3/7/18 10:47 pm From: Eddie <emgiles62...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Announcing BBC Workshop: Recording Bird Sounds
With the moderator's permission...
BBC Workshop: Recording Bird Sounds in the Digital Age by Dr. Timothy Spahr
In this workshop, we will discuss recording and analyzing bird vocalizations. Rather than concentrate on sophisticated recording gear, we will discuss simple recordings made with phones and digital cameras, and then graduate to discussing small hand-held devices and also external microphones. There are several free sound-processing software packages available such as Audacity, and we will also discuss how to use these simply and effectively for improving recordings. Lastly, recordings deposited in eBird checklists are being added to the Macaulay Library at Cornell and we will discuss how to prepare and insert these recordings in your checklists.
This workshop will take place on Monday, March 19th, 2018, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Reading Public Library, 64 Middlesex Avenue in Reading, MA.
Tim Spahr got his start birding on the Dayton, Ohio CBC in 1977. After birding for a year or two, Tim's birding interests waned and he shifted hobbies to astronomy. After obtaining a PhD in astrophysics, Tim returned to the birding scene with the same enthusiasm he had as a child. During the last 15 years Tim has spent countless hours birding in and around Massachusetts and also many other locations as he traveled for work. Tim's current interests lie in documenting and recording owls, as well as recording the flight calls of Red Crossbills in hopes this may help determine if they are separate species.