• carousel slider it is the oldest and largest wildlife recording society in the world, with members from most continents.
  • carousel slider A trip to north Norfolk for geese, ducks and waders. Including a workshop on surround sound techniques
    run by Chris Watson - WSRS President
  • Skokholm Spring meeting Skokholm Island, home to one of the larges Manx Shearwater colonies in Britain
    and many other sea-birds, an ideal recording location.
  • WSRS Workshop Your subscription will run until 31st December 2016.
  • WSRS Sound Competition Look out your recordings to enter this years WSRS members' competition. Closing date 31 Dec 2015
  • WSRS Workshop WSRS members trying out different microphone setups.
A warm welcome to the
Wildlife Sound Recording Society (WSRS).

The Society welcomes anyone who is interested in or has an appreciation of the sounds made by wildlife and the natural world.

    A core aim of the society is to:
  • Encourage participation in the collection of these wonderful sounds of the natural world.
  • To help promote the need to understand their meanings.
  • Through its members, the Society fosters development in:
  • Recording skills and techniques
  • Promoting the study of bioacoustics.
  • Members of WSRS benefit from learning
  • About how to go about recording wildlife sounds,
  • Where to go,
  • Field craft.
  • What equipment to use,
  • What to do with your recordings

New to wildlife sound recording? Take a look at our newcomer's guide to find out what you need to get started at a modest cost.

Chris Watson WSRS President
The Society is proud and honoured to have as its president the acclaimed wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson. Chris is well-known across the world for his recordings which have featured in many natural history programmes on radio and television including the BBC’s series ‘Frozen Planet’ with David Attenborough which won a BAFTA Award for ‘Best Factual Sound’ (2012). http://www.chriswatson.net
Coveted Wildlife Sound Recording Society “Silver Fox” Trophy
has been awarded to Pete Smith for his recording of Spring In The Lammermuirs.

Sound Network

Wildlife Sound Recording Society Competition

Is in receipt of generous sponsorship from Sound Network

The Sound Network Prize goes to the best recording in the competition.
In 2015 the prize was won by Pete Smith for his superb recording Spring In The Lammermuirs. To listen to the recording click here.


Our Restricted Category competition was generously sponsored by Wildlife Watching Supplies with the gift of a voucher to spend on-line. The overall winner was Michèle Peron with a recording of Bush Stone Curlew.

The inclusion of any item on any page of this website, is based on an individual's comments and experiences, and are not an endorsement by the Wildlife Sound Recording Society.
The opinions expressed are those of the individual authors and not necessarily those of the Wildlife Sound Recording Society.