The Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics (BLB) is a research and service unit of the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University. It is located in the OSU Museum of Biological Diversity.
The BLB houses one of the largest collections of recorded animal sounds in the world. Founded by the late Dr. Donald Borror, Professor of Entomology and Zoology at The Ohio State University, the collection contains over 34,000 recordings of over 1500 species of animals.
Our recordings are now available for listening online. Go to the Database page, select a species, and choose a particular recording. The detailed data page for that recording will have a link to an mp3 file.
Much of our collection of bird recordings is also available for listening at OhioLINK, the Ohio Library and Information Network. To obtain permission to use these recordings, contact the lab at the address or phone number below.
Director: Dr. Douglas Nelson
Curator: Dr. Angelika Nelson