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.


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When you have reviewed the website, we hope that you will see the many benefits of joining WSRS so that you can develop your interest into a hugely fulfilling pastime. Why not join with the rest of us in capturing and listening to the sounds of nature to experience and learn more about the spectacular natural world about us.

We look forward to meeting with you all.

To find out more, visit www.nationalgallery.org.uk/soundscapes.
The National Gallery's SOUNDSCAPES exhibition on until 06 September 2015:
Daily 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 9pm.

SOUNDSCAPES at the NATIONAL GALLERY! Sainsbury Wing, National Gallery
Until 6 September 2015

Leading contemporary sound artists and musicians Nico Muhly, Susan Philipsz OBE, Gabriel Yared, Jamie xx, Chris Watson, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller have been commissioned to respond to a painting of their choice from the National Gallery collection. Each brand new 'soundscape' has been specially created for the exhibition. The sound artists and musicians have their own space in the exhibition in which their chosen painting and their new soundscape has been installed. These immersive and site specific installations give visitors the opportunity to experience and think about paintings in an entirely new way- to hear the sound within the painting and to see the visual within the sound. This style of exhibition has never before been staged at the National Gallery.

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

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.

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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 Mich¸le Peron with a recording of Bush Stone Curlew.





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