A short history of the CNR:
In 1987 about 30 people founded a club in the Netherlands to work together on
recording nature sounds. Since 1953 some of them have been recording birds,
mammals, amphibians and insects.
Dutch biological students and universities have been provided with suitable
recordings. Compilings of discs and tapes have been sent to interested people.
Personal recordings have been sold for commercial productions. Our sounds are
used for lecturing in schools, together with slides or films.
We study new techniques of recording like digital DAT, MD and DCC. We can make
two kinds of glassfibre parabolas in our own production.
We would like to help new recordists and (foreign) students. We can help by
suggesting good locations for recording in the Netherlands. We would like to
exchange sounds and interesting articles. Unfortunately most of our information will
be in Dutch.
Above all we protect nature by not disturbing the animals!
So take our email-address with you, just in case you need us in the future,
especially when you want to visit our country.
Not all pages available here are in English. Some
pages - like our page with several
nature sounds - have Latin and English names too. The rest of our
information is often in Dutch. All sound-files are in MP3 format. Watch out
pages translated by Google
Translate. We are not responsible for the translated content.
Not all, but much of this information can be found in other languages by the use
of the links we provide on our (bio-)acoustical links
page, which is almost complete in English. For more technical information you
can take a look at our audiolinks.
You can also take a look at our sitemap for a Grand
If you need any typical information we have not provided here you can reach us
through email on the address mentioned above. If
you have any tips or suggestions, please let us know ...
Our new CD is available NOW. It gives typical examples of the work we produce
at present. Please order.