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Macaulay Library Celebrates Milestone


On March 17, 2010, Mike Webster, director of the Cornell Lab’s Macaulay Library, announced that the Macaulay Library has achieved two exciting landmarks: the library has digitized over 40,000 video specimens and 100,000 sound recordings. These recordings can all be accessed and played online.

Black-capped Vireo by Chris Tessaglia-Hymes

Do you want to watch a close-up video of a White-winged Crossbill pulling seeds from a cone? Roseate Spoonbills feeding and preening? Or a Black-capped Vireo female incubating eggs, or a male singing? You can easily access any of these recordings by visiting the Macaulay Library website.

Type an animal name into the “Find” box at the top of the screen, or use the browse feature to search the archive by animal group.


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