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BBC Sound Effects library available to download in WAV format

Ranging from a “South American parrot talking and screeching” to “1966 FA Cup Final whistle and boos”, The BBC has made 16,016 samples available for personal use

The BBC has opened up its sounds effect library to download for free. Its database of 16,016 samples can be streamed or downloaded in WAV format, and is available to use for personal, education or research purposes.

Sounds include people walking, crowds cheering, parrots chirping, wood creaking, puppies whining, the sound of battleships, and much more.

You can access the sounds via their website, which includes a list of what you can, and can't, do with the data.