If you want to get started making your own
recordings, excellent advice is available at the
Wildlife Sound Recording Society website. At this
point we are unable to add new records to the Sounds
Library. You can always contribute your recordings for
public use at
1) What species or recordings are posted?
We are interested in recordings of all species that
occur in Arizona. Unlike commercially available
recordings, this site emphasizes recordings made in
Arizona to represent local dialects. We therefore
prefer recordings made in Arizona, but for rarer species
we will accept recordings made in adjacent areas such as
California, New Mexico, Sonora or Chihuahua.
We are interested in documenting regional or
subspecies variation in vocalizations. Therefore
we want to post more than one recording per species.
If you have a recording of a species that is already
posted but it documents another vocalization or is from
another region of the state, we are very interested in
posting such files.
2) What are the file size and type restrictions?
All files submitted must be in MP3 format and usually
no longer than 90 seconds.
Files should be encoded 128 kbps, 44100 Hz, Mono and
be no larger than about 1.5 Mb
We prefer recordings that maintain the natural song
rate intervals. If the intervals are unusually
long and you shorten them, please note this when
3) How do I submit MP3 files to be considered for
Up to TWO individual files can be emailed as
attachments directly to the
If you have a larger number of files you would like
considered for posting, please email the
to discuss an appropriate way to deliver them.
FILES MAY BE EDITED OR SHORTENED PRIOR TO POSTING.
You retain the copyright on all files submitted.
However, you must agree to allow them to be downloaded
for personal use such as playback on a personal
computer, portable music player or other device. All
other use is forbidden without written permission from
HOWEVER, be aware that files posted on the sound
library are freely accessible to everyone. AZFO is
not responsible for inappropriate, unauthorized or
commercial use of files downloaded from this site.
Responsibility for policing use of posted files remains
strictly with the recordist. If you are overly
concerned with how your files might be used, it is
probably best not to post them on the Internet.