• carousel slider it is the oldest and largest wildlife recording society in the world, with members from most continents.
  • carousel slider New Venue Somerset Levels, bitterns, nightingales, and herons
    plus a good selection of warblers and ducks (click image for booking form)
  • WSRS Workshop
  • carousel slider An excellent weekend for recording at Snettisham Norfolk, fantastic wader spectacular and workshop
    with Chris Watson - WSRS President (click image to see review in sound and images)
  • carousel slider A successful and inspiring weekend included a workshop on surround sound techniques
    by Chris Watson - WSRS President (click image to hear recordings)
  • Skokholm Spring meeting Skokholm Island, home to one of the larges Manx Shearwater colonies in Britain
    and many other sea-birds, an ideal recording location.
  • WSRS Sound Competition Look out your recordings to enter this years WSRS members' competition. Closing date 31 Dec 2017
A warm welcome to the
Wildlife Sound Recording Society (WSRS).

The Society welcomes anyone who is interested in or has an appreciation of the sounds made by wildlife and the natural world.

    A core aim of the society is to:
  • Encourage participation in the collection of these wonderful sounds of the natural world.
  • To help promote the need to understand their meanings.
  • Through its members, the Society fosters development in:
  • Recording skills and techniques
  • Promoting the study of bioacoustics.
  • Members of WSRS benefit from learning
  • About how to go about recording wildlife sounds,
  • Where to go,
  • Field craft.
  • What equipment to use,
  • What to do with your recordings

New to wildlife sound recording? Take a look at our newcomer's guide to find out what you need to get started at a modest cost.

Chris Watson WSRS President
The Society is proud and honoured to have as its president the acclaimed wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson. Chris is well-known across the world for his recordings which have featured in many natural history programmes on radio and television including the BBC’s series ‘Frozen Planet’ with David Attenborough which won a BAFTA Award for ‘Best Factual Sound’ (2012). http://www.chriswatson.net
Silver Fox
Wildlife Sound Recording Society Competition

is in receipt of generous sponsorship from Sound Network
The Sound Network Prize of 2 DPA SMK4060 microphones goes to the overall winner of the competition.

To listen to the recording click here.

Sound Network
Coveted Wildlife Sound Recording Society “Silver Fox” Trophy
has been awarded to Robert Malpas for his recording of "Evening at a Moroccan Marsh".

Robert writes "The marsh was at Barrage Imi-N-Laârba, near the town of Aït Ouri, 50km from Marrakesh. Arriving at 6pm, we were disappointed to discover so many people enjoying the warm, sunny evening. Undeterred, we found a quiet and sheltered spot, set-up the microphones and waited for darkness. This recording was made with a pair of MKH406's arranged ORTF in a homemade wind cage placed on a tripod in the reed bed. The recorder used was a Fostex FR-2LE. The competition entry was taken from a 2-hour recording.
As well as Cicadas, the main species heard are the deeper-voiced Berber Toads (Amietophrynus mauritanicus), Sahara Frog (Pelophyllax saharicus) and the rasping sounds of Mediterranean Tree Frogs (Hyla meridionalis)."


Our Restricted Category competition was generously sponsored by Wildlife Watching Supplies with the gift of a voucher to spend on-line.

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The opinions expressed are those of the individual authors and not necessarily those of the Wildlife Sound Recording Society.