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Tell it to the Birds
Tell it to the Birds

Click the play button to hear the voice of the Horned Lark, singing a participant's 'translated' secret. (To preserve absolute privacy, it was impossible for the interface to listen in or record the human words of participant's confessions.)

The image shows a view of the inside of the Tell it to the Birds dome, with the forest-scented lichen microphone dish and the Natural Camouflage lichen fabric interior.

The artist would like to thank the various field recordists, ornithologists and bird-lovers who recorded the bird songs used in the Tell it to the Birds project. These audio recordings were made available and free for public use under a Creative Commons license through the marvelous bird sound archive

Nick Athanas & Oswaldo Cortes • Colombian Mountain Grackle
Doug Hynes • Short-billed Dowitcher
Jonothon Jongsma & Martin St Michel • Wood Thrush
Paul Marvin • Bendire’s Thrasher
Andrew Spencer • Bendire’s Thrasher, Bicknell’s Thrush, Black-capped Vireo, Greater Sage Grouse, Horned Lark, Lesser Prairie Chicken, Red Knot & Russet-bellied Spinetail