Birds of Colombia: MP3 Sound Collection [CD]

by Boesman, Peter
Birds of Colombia: MP3 Sound Collection [CD]

Birds of Colombia: MP3 Sound Collection [CD]

by Boesman, Peter

Format: CD

Code: MP3CO

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Colombia is the country with the highest diversity of birds on earth. This MP3-DVD brings for the first time an extensive collection of Sounds of Birds covering the entire country.

Characteristics of this MP3-DVD:

  • 1644 bird species of Colombia
  • 5575 recordings
  • 46 hours of birdsounds (equal to 45 CDs)
  • with extra information where and when each recording was made
  • DVD-R disc, ready for modern smartphones, Android, iPhone, iPod, iPad and other MP3-players

No less than 5,575 recordings of 1,644 species are included on this single MP3-DVD! That is aprox.95% of all the Landbirds of Colombia. Never before such an extensive publication has been published for Colombia.

Colombia has the highest diversity of birds of any country on earth. For decades however, safety issues made it largely inaccessible to the birding community. In recent years, this situation has changed miraculously for the good, and it is quickly becoming a top traveling destination for eco-tourism. This MP3-DVD will help birders and scientists in many ways, and will eventually - by continued interest in eco-tourism and conservation - benefit the marvelous birds of Colombia.

When preparing a birdtrip to Colombia, the selection of birdsounds is a labor-intensive and time-consuming task. Now Peter Boesman has done this work for the birdwatcher visiting Colombia. The sounds for this production were carefully selected, checked and integrated by him. To make it even more easy all recordings are ready to put on your smartphone, Android, iPhone, iPod, iPad or any other MP3-player (This collection uses 2 GB of space on an MP3-player). And of course it can be played on any computer PC, Mac or Linux.

This collection can be considered quite complete (> 95% Colombian birdspecies can be found on this single disc). It includes most of the vocalizations commonly heard while exploring Colombian nature. This is the first time ever such a complete collection is being published for Colombia. Nearly half of all South-American birdspecies are presented on this single disc.

Many of the recordings have been taken by Peter Boesman in Colombia during his trips all over the country in the last 5 years. To increase the overall comprehensiveness an important number comes from other (neighboring) neo-tropical countries. Peter could use his database of over 23.000 recordings from the Neotropics. While this formed an excellent basis to start from, it is thanks to the many contributions of other recordists that this comprehensiveness could be achieved !

THE BEST OF MP3 Every recording includes embedded information such as English name, Scientific name, Date and time of recording, Locality name with coordinates, Recordist, and in some cases further remarks or comments about background species. This information can be consulted in standard software like Windows Media Player, iTunes and even on some MP3 players like the iPod series. Typically several soundfiles per species are included, e.g. to illustrate different types of vocalizations, to illustrate some degree of geographical variation or to document vocalizations from different corners of a bird's distribution.

IPOD, IPHONE and IPAD READY ! Includes a complete printable booklet and user manual in PDF on CD.


Year of Publication: 2012

Weight: 0.25 lb