Welcome to our Audio Site

Recently I have become heavily involved in an exciting new project with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) MQUTeR Sensor Analysis Team collecting acoustic data for environmental monitoring. Sound is collected using either our acoustic sensor network, or via recorders. We then analyze the audio using actual sound and sonograms and try and identify what creatures we have ‘captured’. Since 2010 we have studied many of hours of data and recorded hundreds of species of fauna. Part of the purpose of this site is to showcase this work and involve the general community in identifying ‘difficult’ sounds. Eventually it is hoped that this will all be incorporated into the MQUTeR site.

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2 responses to “Welcome to our Audio Site”

  1. Alcione Avatar

    Hi, I live in the high country of north west Tasmania. At 550m alt and 50km south of Burnie. I live in a bush block which is best described as temperate rainforest.
    We have many bird encounters here including wedge tail eagles, the Tasmanian white goshawk, carrawongs and many others. However one night call is confusing me. It’s a single “hoot”, very deep and almost gutteral. You usually can hear it’s mate responding the same but from a long way away. I’m confident it’s not the more common bird with the two tone hoot (called a morpork in NZ).
    Any ideas?

    1. aviceda Avatar

      Thanks for the enquiry, If it was a two-note call I would have said Powerful Owl (https://xeno-canto.org/species/Ninox-strenua) but I don’t know if they are any records of them in Tassie. The only other owl would be Masked but they usually make a drawn-out ‘screech’ (https://xeno-canto.org/species/Tyto-novaehollandiae)
      Might be worth trying to make a recording (have you seen/tried the ‘Birdnet’ App? (https://birdnet.cornell.edu/)

      Could it be a mammal? Cheers, Tom

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