Macaulay Library

The definitive online archive of wildlife recordings from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

The din of a tropical Australian dawn chorus, the jazzy tune of an indri lemur, the cacaphony of an underwater walrus—these are among the 150,000 audio recordings recently digitized and made publicly available as part of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology‘s Macaulay Library. Compiling recordings from the past 84 years, archivists have spent over a decade digitizing 7,513 hours of animal sounds with an emphasis …

Bird Bingo

Illustrator Christine Berrie gives the classic game the Audubon treatment

London’s Magma Books gives new meaning to bird calling with a handsomely illustrated bingo set featuring 64 of the world’s most exotic feathered friends. Tapping RCA grad Christine Berrie to bring Bird Bingo to life, Magma’s take on the classic game is as easy on the eyes as it is to play—from the Splendid Fairywren to the Saddle-Billed Stork, Berrie’s beautifully detailed depictions will entertain …

Babylonstoren

South Africa's rural oasis offering a garden of earthly delights

Located about 40 miles outside Cape Town in the renowned wine region of Franschhoek, the lush 500-acre Babylonstoren feels more like a utopia than a farm. Originally cultivated by French Huguenot refugees in the late 1600s, today the former estate’s historic grounds house a staggeringly beautiful maze of gardens and vineyards populated by crisp, traditional Cape Dutch-style buildings. As the name suggests, the ethereal landscape …