I am looking for a small parabola for field recording because the one I purchased is too large to be easily transported. Do you have any recommendation for a practical small one ? I also heard about some people who were building them from scratch (using bird feeder dome cover). I am interested in any DIY ressources !

  • $\begingroup$ How much small should it be approximately? $\endgroup$
    – Noil
    Aug 27, 2022 at 11:22

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In addition to Michael's suggestion, I'd recommend the Wildlife Sound Recording Society (WSRS): https://www.wildlife-sound.org/

WSRS has a member's forum and I'm sure someone there would have ideas on DIY parabolas, or recommendations of small off-the-shelf models. Members have access to the archive of newsletters and articles as well - i think this topic is likely to have come up in the past. There is an interesting article on Parabolic Stereo in Resources > Equipment on the website. Nice bunch.


Macaulay Library staff recommend the Wildtronics Pro Mono Parabolic Microphone as the best value.

Macaulay Library also has tips about how to maximize the quality of your recordings, prepare them for archive, and other topics on their Resources page.


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