Seán Ronayne


Seán Ronayne inherited his life-long love of birds from his father and grandfather. One of his first memories involves being taken to a nature reserve in his home town of Cobh, Ireland, where he would try to guess his father’s imitations of the sounds made by different birds and animals.

Later, Seán obtained a degree in zoology and a masters in marine biology. However, not wanting to be at sea for long periods, he instead made ecological impact assessments of birds and mammals, and habitat assessment surveys for proposed developments. Currently freelancing as an ecologist, ornithologist, activist, and founder of Irish Wildlife Sounds, he is pursuing sound recording full-time.