Apr

9

2017

XXVI International Bioacoustics Congress

The International Bioacoustics Congress is a premier gathering for researchers into the sounds of the natural world. This year it is being held in Haridwar in India, at the foot of the Himalayas on the banks of the sacred river Ganges.

The intention is to promote international participation throughout the entire field of bioacoustical activity. The subject of bioacoustics is principally a marriage between the fields of biology and physical acoustics. Given its multidisciplinary nature, IBAC aims to bring together, in informal settings, biologists from different specialisations (ethologists, physiologists, taxonomists, etc.) with engineers, sound archivists and amateur sound recordists, to foster discussion and exchange of ideas.

The event will be held between 8th-13th October 2017

http://www.ibac2017india.com/

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Apr

9

2017

The successful 2015 AWSRG Workshop

The 2015 AWSRG workshop was held at Little Desert Nature Lodge from 27th September to 2nd October 2015. This was a great success, with participants coming from far afield to attend.

Over the five days we heard a variety of speakers presenting on a range of topics ranging from field experiences, exotic destinations, sound editing and sound recognition software, the evolution of bird and mammal calls, how birdsong can inspire music, and more. There were also workshops, equipment comparisons, early morning dawn chorus sessions, sharing of sounds and reflecting on the future of the group. Then there was the more serious business of the AGM.

For more reading and sounds that were recorded, see Audio Wings Vol.17, No.2 and listen to CD No.33.

Here is a snapshot of the week, in images and sounds…

Some of those who attended, from back left to right: Arwen Ximenes, Fiona Baylis, Neil Boucher, June Boucher, Sue Boardman, Micheal Hannan, Margaret Elrick, Maureen Collier, Jill Plowright, Howard Plowright, David Secomb, Bob Tomkins, Kerry Watson.

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Feb

17

2017

AWSRG 2017 Biennial Workshop

Australian wildlife sound recording workshop

6th – 11th September, 2017

Camp Cypress, Baradine, NSW.

 

A week of listening to the natural world – sharing the skills and experience of nature sound recording for a variety of purposes, ranging from scientific research, to artistic responses and simple, personal enjoyment.

Camp Cypress at Baradine is on the edge of the Pilliga forest, the largest expanse of contiguous dry woodland in inland NSW, and a wonderful area for birdlife and wildlife sound recording.

Our workshop will be a week of expert presentations and discussion, covering all aspects of wildlife and environmental sound recording, including:

  • equipment (microphones, recorders etc) and recording techniques,
  • fieldcraft and associated natural history skills,
  • editing, audio processing and archiving,
  • species identification and repertoire,
  • environmental listening and cultural responses

Practical sessions of field tuition and recording opportunities will be scheduled in nearby Pilliga forest and other natural areas.

We look forward to welcoming members and non-members. The week will be a gathering suitable for beginners, field naturalists, student and professional researchers, artists/musicians and anyone interested in engaging with the natural world more deeply through listening.

For information, read further details, or speak to:

May

24

2015

AWSRG meeting Little Desert 2015

This years meeting will be held at Little Desert Nature Lodge 27th September to 2nd October 2015. Put the dates in your diary, let the Little Desert Nature Lodge and Tony Baylis know ASAP if you intend to attend the meeting. There will be an additional cost of $50 registration at the meeting. See the attached for further details AWSRG meeting Little Desert 2015