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Who Are We?

Welcome! Ecosounds is a repository of environmental audio recordings. This website facilitates the management, access, visualization, and analysis of environmental acoustic data. It uses the Acoustic Workbench software which is is open source and available from GitHub.

The website is run by QUT Ecoacoustics to support bioacoustics and ecoacoustics research.

What We Do

Our Goal

We host, manage, explore, and visualize ecoacoustic data. Providing the results and tools we develope free of charge to anyone who is interested


We locate various environments which may have interesting or important faunal vocalisations and other human-audible environmental sounds

Acoustics Sensors

We, and our partners, place acoustic sensors in a wide range of environments allowing us to study the local fauna

Annotated Spectrogram

Practical identification of animal sounds by people and automated detectors. Ecologists use these to answer environmental questions.


Finally, we make the results of our research, and the tools we have developed, available to the public

View Some Projects

You can browse some public projects and audio recordings without logging in. To participate in the analysis work you will need to log in with an existing account or register for a new account. Don't worry its free and easy!

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French Island

Monitoring ground-dwelling birds on French Island French Island is the largest coastal island of Victoria, Australia. It is located in Western Port, 61 km southeast of Melbourne. In 1997, about 70% of the island was...

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Eavesdropping on Wetland Birds

Monitoring wetlands in Australia See more information at Eavesdropping On Wetland Birds. Licensed with Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Any data used in research should include Elizabeth Znidersic as a co-author

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ACT Gov Bioacoustic Monitoring

This project contains passive acoustic monitoring audio collected by the ACT Government’s Conservation Research branch. Monitoring was undertaken with the objective of assessing biodiversity across the ACT in various ecosystems and under various types of...


This work has been supported through several grants. The most recent of which is the ARDC Platforms project. Open Ecoacoustics currently sponsors development of the workbench thanks to the ARDC Platforms project. See for more details.