´╗┐ Home - Bird song recorded in the wild. - I have always been interested in birds, not always as intensely as now, but they were ever present and had a profound effect upon my life.
Juan with his equipment protected by RICOTE


My name is Juan Pablo. I was born in Uruguay in 1986 and have been blind since birth. Since childhood I have always had contact with birds. I appreciate them in an unusual way. Not being able to see birds doesn't mean I don't know them. I observe them in a different way, through their voices.
On this site I intend to showcase the work I have been undertaking with birds since 2003 -when the PHD Santiago Claramunt invited me to record a Tawny-bellied Seedeater (The occurrence of Sporophila hypochroma and S. hypoxantha in Uruguay) with a unknow to me Marantz PMD222 recorder and a parabola, with the single statement: "This is the REC button"-, which since 2005 is stored in the "Fonoteca Neotropical Jacques Vielliard" (FNJV) -old "Arquivo Sonoro Neotropical" (ASN)- of the Campinas University - UNICAMP.
A new stage began in 2011. After several years of recording in mono format (single channel), was time to go a step further. From now on, you can enjoy all the wonderful benefits of stereo recordings through the publication of environmental recordings, better known as soundscapes. I continue publishing some mono recordings. Meanwhile, this will be an exception to the rule. Best wishes    Juan P. Culasso .

   Some Examples
Hydropsalis albicollis Pauraque
Lipaugus vociferans Screaming Piha
Sporagra magellanica Hooded Siskin
Certhiaxis cinnamomeus Yellow-throated Spinetail

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