A World of Sound: A Blind Birdwatcher Shares His Story [video]

April 12, 2017
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Juan Pablo Culasso shares his inspiring story about ornithology and audio recording as a blind birdwatcher. Culasso was born blind and learned how to ID birds by their voices. Now he is one of the best birdwatchers in the Americas by using his ears, not his eyes, and travels the world recording nature’s sounds. Last year, he traveled to Antarctica to learn the landscape of the world’s last wilderness through its sounds. Culasso shares the soundscapes of his travels in this unique Monday Night Seminar.

The talk took place on April 3, 2017. It is part of the Cornell Lab’s long-running Monday Night Seminar series, a tradition established decades ago by Lab founder Dr. Arthur Allen. If you enjoyed this seminar, check this page for our list of future speakers—we’ll note which upcoming talks will be livestreamed—or come visit us in person!

See our index of archived livestreamed seminars to enjoy more talks from the Cornell Lab.