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The top of this page includes instructions for the Songbird Listserv, followed by a list of Songbird labs and their website addresses.


Dear Birdsong Researcher:  Welcome to, the Listserv for songbird researchers

This is a mailing list designated for communication between researchers interested in vocal learning and behavior in songbirds.  Please feel free to forward this message to other songbird researchers, including graduate students and postdocs in your lab (see below on how to subscribe).

Some brief guidelines are as follows:

  1. I  (Sarah Bottjer) maintain the Listserv, and I depend on the discretion of users to act responsibly.  Inappropriate use of the list will cause me to block you from using it.
  2. To send a message to the List, use the listname itself (  Hitting Reply to a Listserv message will send your reply only to the sender, so it you want your reply to go back to the whole list, be sure to copy the Listserv address (or use Reply All).
  3. To subscribe yourself, send an e-mail to from the address you want to subscribe to the list with the following command in the subject line (plain text only):     subscribe birdsong-l First Name Name      (leave the message body blank)  (see summary below)

for example:  subscribe birdsong-l Jane Doe

I reserve the right to remove any addresses that are rejected or that produce an error response more than two times in a row.  Cheers, Sarah

These instructions are also posted to the Songbird Wiki at

n.b. If necessary send an email to Sarah Bottjer telling me that you are unable to subscribe to the list (and I will subscribe you if appropriate).


  • Choose the address with which you want to subscribe to the list.  You can only send messages to the list from this address.
  • Send a message to from the address you want to subscribe to the list.    [sympa is a mailing list management robot.]
  • In the subject line of your message, type: subscribe nameofthelist Firstname Name
    (replace 'nameofthelist' by the name of the list you want to subscribe to and indicate your own first name and name).
  • Leave the message body blank.  This will subscribe you, using the “from” tag of your message to determine your email address.


The list of songbird labs starts here:

Elizabeth Adkins-Regan at Cornell University

Art Arnold at UCLA, Los Angeles

Greg Ball at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore

Jacques Balthazart, University of Liege

Gabriel Beckers,Utrecht University

Michael Beecher at U. of Washington, Seattle

C. Bessho, Kyoto-SU

Bio-Imaging Lab, University of Antwerp

Hans-Joachim Bischof, Fakultat fur Biologie

Johan J. Bolhuis,Behavioural Biology, Utrecht University

Sarah Bottjer at USC, Los Angeles

Steven Brauth at U. Maryland, College Park

Eliot Brenowitz at U. of Washington, Seattle

Laura L. Carruth at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

MarthaLeah Chaiken at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

David Clayton at U. Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Nicola S. Clayton at University of Cambridge, England

Melissa Coleman at The Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA

Michael Colombo at University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Robert Cook at Tufts University

Sebastien Deregnaucourt, U. Paris, France

Pierre Deviche Arizona State University, Tempe

Tim DeVoogd at Cornell University, Ithaca

Robert Dooling at U. Maryland, College Park

Allison Doupe at UCSF, San Fransisco

K. Doya, ATR & ERATO

Coen Elemans at University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Michale Fee at MIT, Cambridge

Tim Gardener at BU, Boston

Tim Gentner at University of California, San Diego

Sharon M. Gobes at Wellesley

Jesse Goldberg, Cornell

Steven Goldman at University of Rochester,NY

Franz Goller at University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Onur Gunturkun, Biopsychology Department, Ruhr-Universität-Bochum

M. Hagiwara, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo

Richard Hahnloser, Institute of NeuroInformatics, Switzerland

Cheryl Harding at Hunter College, NYC

Erich Jarvis at Duke, Neuroscience Dept., Durham

Dezhe Z. Jin at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Frank Johnson at Florida State University, Tallahassee

Peter Kabai at Behavioural Biology Research Group, St. Stephen University, Hungary

Harvey J. Karten at University of California, San Diego

John Kirn at Wesleyan University, Middletown

Mark Konishi at Caltech, Pasadena

Alex Kozhevnikov at Penn State

M. Kreutzer, G.Leboucher, E.Vallet, N.Beguin, C.Del Negro, L.Nagle University of Paris

Donald Kroodsma at U. Mass, Amherst

M. Kubota's Lab, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo

Diane Lee at California State University Long Beach

Carlos Lois U. Mass

Sarah London et U. Chicago

Michael Long, NYU

Donna L. Maney at Emory University, Atlanta

Marcelo Magnasco at Rockefeller, NYC

Dan Margoliash at U. Chicago, Chicago

Peter Marler at UC Davis, Davis

Claudio V. Mello at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland

Gabriel Mindlin, at University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Rich Mooney at Duke, Neuroscience Dept., Durham

Teresa A. Nick, at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis

Barbara E. Nixdorf-Bergweiler, Zoologisches Institut der CAU Kiel

Ernest Nordeen at U. Rochester, Rochester

Kathy Nordeen at U. Rochester,Rochester

Fernando Nottebohm at Rockefeller, NYC

Stephen Nowicki at Duke, Durham

Kazuo. Okanoya, Riken Inst. & Chiba University

Bence Olveczky, Harvard University

David J. Ostry at McGill

David Perkel at U. of Washigton, Seattle

Jon Prather, U. Wyoming

Raphael Pinaud at Northwestern University, Evanston

Cliff Ragsdale at U. Chicago, Chicago

Christoph Redies at Institute of Anatomy I, University of Jena School of Medicine, Germany

Anton Reiner at University of Tennessee, Memphis

Luke Remage-Healey at UMass Amherst

Lauren V. Riters at U. of Wisconsin, Madison

H.Sakaguchi, Dokkyo Medical University

Jon Sakata at McGill University

Ken Sanderson, Flinders University, Adelaide

Constance Scharff, Max Plank Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin

Barney Schlinger at UCLA, Los Angeles

Marc Schmidt at U. Penn, Biology Dept., Philadelphia

Toru Shimizu at University of South Florida, Tampa

Peter Slater, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Sam Sober, Emory University

Tom Smulders, University of Newcastle

Keith W. Sockman, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Georg Striedter at UC Irvine, Irvine

Roderick Suthers at Indiana University at Bloomington

Hiro-aki Takeuchi, Shizuoka University

Ofer Tchernichovski Hunter College, CUNY

Carel ten Cate, Leiden University

Frederic Theunissen at UC Berkeley, Berkeley

Todd Troyer at U. Maryland, College Park

Kazuyoshi Tsutsui, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Kazuyoshi Ukena, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan

David Vicario at State University of New Jersey, Rutgers

Eric Vu at Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix

Juli Wade at Michigan State U., East Lansing

Shu-Rong Wang at Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

S. Watanabe, Keio University

Stephanie White at UCLA, Los Angeles

Heather Williams at Williams College, Williamstown

John Wingfield at U. of Washington, Seattle

Yoko Yazaki-Sugiyama at University of Okinawa