The Society welcomes anyone who is interested in or has an appreciation of the sounds made by wildlife and the natural world.
Core aims of the society are to:
Through its members, the Society fosters development in:
Members of WSRS benefit from learning
You can listen to Radio WSRS free streaming of wildlife recordings made by WSRS members from around the world.
Wildlife Sound Journal, 50th Anniversary Edition now out.
Wildlife Sound Recording Society Competition
is in receipt of generous sponsorship from Sound Network
In 2016 I traveled to Cambridge Bay on Victoria Island, Nunavut, Canada, to make sound recordings for The Sound Approach collection with Thor Veen, a Dutch biologist friend who lives in Canada. Top prioirity was to try to record the Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii (which also goes by the name of White-billed Diver, or a combination of the two names). This is a species that occurs in Europe in small numbers, around ten being seen off the Scottish coast each year for example. But it only breeds in the very far north, beyond the limits of the Western Palearctic region in both Siberia and Canada. In Europe it is virtually silent. Victoria Island has a healthy population of these beautiful birds, nesting on islands in the larger lakes that dot the flat Arctic tundra. Read more....
Our Restricted Category competition was generously sponsored by
Wildlife Watching Supplies with the gift of a voucher to spend on-line.
Four-banded Sandgrouse at dusk, Jali Quarry waterhole, Kiang West, The Gambia, 18th Nov 2017.
Rode NT1a pair to Sound Devices MIXPRE3 Four-banded Sandgrouse are scattered in pairs across the bush during the day. After sunset they take to the air calling to one another, gathering in large flocks to visit waterholes. Read more...