The Animal Sound Archive at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin is one of the oldest and largest collections of animal sounds. Presently, the collection consists of about 120,000 bioacoustical recordings comprising almost all groups of animals:
1.800 bird species
580 mammalian species
more then150 species of invertebrates;
some fishes, amphibians and reptiles
The Animal Sound Archive of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and the Department of Experimental Industrial Psychology of the Bergische Universität Wuppertal develop effective tools to access bioacoustical reference data within the joined project „Reference system of bioacoustic data“ (2012 - 2014)supported by the DFG.