Cornell puts together one impressive library

More like canid camera. Get it?? Photo: Cornell Lab or Ornothology.

More like canid camera. Get it?? Photo: Cornell Lab or Ornithology

A warning to biology nerds everywhere: Prepare for all your work ethic today to evaporate.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has put together the Macaulay Library, an exhaustive collection of animal videos, audio recordings and information on over 9,000 species. That adds up to more than 7,500 hours of recordings. Each recording also comes with a description of what’s happening and where the animal was spotted. The quality of the video and audio are breathtaking, and to say that the library is extensive would be an understatement. You can also scroll over the staff picks and featured recordings on the landing page for some extra information about each animal.

You can watch a wary coyote and listen to his cry, observe a colorful little indigo-banded kingfisher, or swim with a green turtle, and that’s just a small snippet of examples. And you thought you’d be wasting your time on Facebook today. You’re welcome.


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