760 Walkers Hook Rd
Salt Spring Island BC V8K 1N5
ph 250 537 4121
web site www.nevillerecording.com
John Neville Biography
John has had a lifelong interest in birds which began in England.
Serious Field Recording of birds began in 1993 after studying with the Macaulay Library, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University. John has since been a regular supplier of nature recordings to the Library of Natural Sounds. As Neville Recording, John has produced fourteen regional sound guides to bird identification. He is currently working on “Bird Songs of Atlantic Canada”. He regularly presents at Birding Festivals such as Brant Festival, Wings over the Rockies and the Meadowlark Festival. He has published articles in Birds and Blooms , journals for Ontario Nature, BC Field Ornithologists , Victoria Naturalists, Wildlife Sound Recording Society , and BC Nature of which he is the President. His productions have been favorably reviewed by ABA , Beautiful BC Magazine, BC Birds and Wildlife Sound. He has made presentations on the CBC Radio with Peter Gwzowski, Vicki Gabereau, Sheryl Mackay and on PBS “The World”. You can listen to these interviews with John on his web site www.nevillerecording.com.
Recently John's nature recordings have been used by the Canadian Wildlife Service for Training Breeding Bird Atlas , CBC Television , The Nature of Things and Parks Canada Interpretive Programs. In 2009, John's recordings were nominated three times in Nashville and his production “Birds Songs of the Scottish Highlands and Islands” received the Grindie Award for Best Educational Album.
John records in the wild with great sensitivity and field craft awareness. His major aim is that the production of his art of nature recording will make people more aware of the feathered creatures and their need for a protected habitat.