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Storm in Sinharaja

Storm in Sinharaja

Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Sri Lanka
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka
Habitat: Hill primary rainforest
Notes: Frogs, insects and birds sing in the early morning light, then a monsoon storm passes over the rainforest. As the rain eases, the wildlife becomes active again.. More info
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Blackcap & Bumblebees

Blackcap & Bumblebees

Sierra de las Nieves, Andalucia

Spain
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Sierra de las Nieves, Andalucia, Spain
Habitat: Mixed temperate forest
Notes: Early summer in the Serrania de Ronda, Spain, and the Bumblebees are busy collecting pollen from flowering shrubs. A Blackcap sings sweetly nearby, and a Blackbird perches near the microphones then descends to the ground to forage in the leaf litter. More info
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Willow Warbler Song

Willow Warbler Song

Raasiku Parish

Estonia
Recordist: Hardi Holpus
Location: Raasiku Parish, Estonia
Habitat: Temperate coniferous forest
Notes: The sweet song of a Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) fills the air in an Estonian pine forest. More info
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Frogs in the Clyde River

Frogs in the Clyde River

Yadboro Flats, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Stephen Frost
Location: Yadboro Flats, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Eucalypt forest & river
Notes: Green Stream Frogs (Litoria phyllochroa) call from the gently flowing Clyde River. More info
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Cranes in a Meadow

Cranes in a Meadow

Konskie County, Poland

Poland
Recordist: Jacek Maślanka
Location: Konskie County, Poland
Habitat: Meadow & forest
Notes: Delightful 15 minute recording feauturing the trumpeting of Common Cranes (Grus grus) echoing across a meadow in the south of Poland. Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) bark and countless birds sing from the forest nearby. More info
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Bats in the Old Gold Mine

Bats in the Old Gold Mine

Rowlands Creek, NSW

Australia
Banner Photo: Dolovis
Recordist: Stephen Frost
Location: Rowlands Creek, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Cave (abandoned gold mine)
Notes: The chattering calls & wing flaps of a small colony of bats which now inhabit an abandoned goldmine in northern New South Wales. More info
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Elk Feeding on Snow

Elk Feeding on Snow

Straumsbukta

Norway
Recordist: Stein Nilsen
Location: Straumsbukta, Norway
Habitat: Birch and willow shrub
Notes: Elk (Moose) feeding on frozen snow in minus 12c degree temperature! More info
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Kalgoorlie Wind

Kalgoorlie Wind

Kalgoorlie, WA

Australia
Recordist: Stewart Carter
Location: Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia
Habitat: Temperate shrubland
Notes: One of the most mesmerizing and haunting sounds of the Australian bush is the wind blowing through the leaves of the She-oak or Casuarina. More info
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Grazing Bison

Grazing Bison

Oklahoma

United States
Recordist: Felix Blume
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Habitat: Prairie
Notes: At the end of the day, Bison gathered to feed on handouts from a park ranger. More info
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Giant Forest

Giant Forest

Sequoia National Park, California

United States
Recordist: Volker Widmann
Location: Sequoia National Park, California, United States
Habitat: Temperate forest & meadow
Notes: Recorded in Crescent Meadow in Sequoia National Park, California. Featuring the lovely babbling of a little creek with the calls of Pacific Treefrogs (Pseudacris regilla). More info
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Heather Soundscape

Heather Soundscape

Kampina, Boxtel

The Netherlands
Recordist: Olivier Nijs
Location: Kampina, Boxtel, The Netherlands
Habitat: Heather, mixed forest & wetland
Notes: Morning soundscape from a heather field. The sounds of nearby forest & wetlands in the background. More info
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Song of the Woodlark
Latvia
Location: near Puska, Latvia
Habitat: Open heathland and sandy dunes
Notes: Recorded on a bright, sunny morning, this Woodlark was perched in a tree-top singing it’s melodious song. In the background are Ravens, Cuckoo, Black Grouse, Common Whitethroat, Great Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Yellowhammer. More info
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Gentle Waves on a North Sea Beach
The Netherlands
Location: Brouwersdam, The Netherlands
Habitat: Coast
Notes: Stereo recording of a very calm North Sea, with gentle waves rolling on the beach. More info
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Summer Soundscape

Summer Soundscape

De Hoevens

The Netherlands
Recordist: Olivier Nijs
Location: De Hoevens, The Netherlands
Habitat: Temperate forest & farmland
Notes: Forest in summer in the middle of the day. More info
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Mountain Soundscape

Mountain Soundscape

Lessinia, Verona

Italy
Recordist: Marco Pesente
Location: Lessinia, Verona, Italy
Habitat: Mixed temperate forest
Notes: Vibrant mountain soundscape featuring the calls of Mistle Thrush, Coal Tit, Common Redstart & Common Cuckoo More info
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Evening on Lake Langano
Ethiopia
Recordist: Stella Aquilina
Location: Lake Langano, Ethiopia
Habitat: Dry forest & lake
Notes: Ambient insect life and night sounds near Lake Langano More info
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Chiapas Dawn Chorus

Chiapas Dawn Chorus

Lacandon Jungle, Chiapas

Mexico
Recordist: David Bradley
Location: Lacandon Jungle, Chiapas, Mexico
Habitat: Primary tropical forest
Notes: Tropical rainforest soundscape featuring the calls of Slaty-breasted Tinamou, Collared Trogon & Blue-diademed Motmot. More info
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White-cheeked Gibbons

White-cheeked Gibbons

Siem Pang Conservation Area

Cambodia
Recordist: Adrian Stoeger
Location: Siem Pang Conservation Area, Cambodia
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: A pair of White-cheeked Gibbons declare their territory close to the Siem Pang/ Veun Sai Ranger Station in Northern Cambodia. Sadly their forest home is being torn down by illegal logging, and these voices may no longer be heard in Cambodia without positive action being taken soon. More info
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Platypus Waterholes

Platypus Waterholes

Kangaroo Island, SA

Australia
Recordist: Eric Fassbender
Location: Kangaroo Island, SA, Australia
Habitat: Temperate shrubland
Notes: Listen to the songs of early morning birds on wind swept Kangaroo Island. Sheer natural beauty paired with intoxicatingly fresh air makes for a very special holiday. Enjoy your time in the gumtree woodlands of Rocky River overlooking the Platypus Waterholes. More info
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Alligator Gorge

Alligator Gorge

Mount Remarkable NP, SA

Australia
Recordist: Eric Fassbender
Location: Flinders Ranges, SA, Australia
Habitat: Arid shrubland
Notes: A key conservation area in the Southern Flinders Ranges, Mount Remarkable National Park features a unique mix of flora and fauna of the dry north and the wetter south. Listen to the sounds of the birds as the majestic river red gums sway in the wind. More info
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Birdsong in the Flinders Ranges

Birdsong in the Flinders Ranges

Flinders Ranges, SA

Australia
Recordist: Eric Fassbender
Location: Flinders Ranges, SA, Australia
Habitat: Arid shrubland
Notes: This natural amphitheatre of 540 million-year-old mountains creates a secluded shelter for an abundance of unique flora and fauna. Unwind as the birds welcome another glorious day in this ancient landscape. More info
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Depot Beach Soundscape

Depot Beach Soundscape

Murramarang National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Eric Fassbender
Location: Depot Beach, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Coastal sclerophyl forest
Notes: Depot Beach is nestled within the Murramarang National Park about 20 minutes north of Bateman’s Bay in New South Wales. Listen to the abundant birdlife as the waves hit the shore in the background. More info
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Inside the Cenote

Inside the Cenote

Coba, Yucatan

Mexico
Banner Photo: theboybg
Recordist: Felix Blume
Location: Coba, Yucatan, Mexico
Habitat: Rainforest & cenote
Notes: Water drips inside one of the Yucatan’s cenotes, and the call of a motmot carries from the forest outside. More info
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Dolphin Conversations
Mexico
Recordist: Felix Blume
Location: Punta Alen, Mexico
Habitat: Ocean
Notes: Underwater recording featuring the complex vocalizations of dolphins – recorded with a hydrophone. More info
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Chacaltaya Thunderstorm

Chacaltaya Thunderstorm

Mount Chacaltaya

Bolivia
Recordist: Felix Blume
Location: Mount Chacaltaya, Bolivia
Habitat: Alpine
Notes: At 5300 metres altitude on Bolivia’s Mount Chacaltaya, a thunderstorm brings lightning, thunder, snow and hail.More info
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Graubünden Lake

Graubünden Lake

Graubünden

Switzerland
Recordist: Felix Blume
Location: Graubünden, Switzerland
Habitat: Lake
Notes: On the surface of the frozen lake, ice melts and crackles … More info
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Windstorm in the Atacama Desert
Chile
Recordist: Felix Blume
Location: Atacama Desert, Chile
Habitat: Salt desert
Notes: Strong winds rumble in the Atacama Desert, Chile. More info
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Sealions at Iquique

Sealions at Iquique

Puerto Iquique

Chile
Recordist: Felix Blume
Location: Iquique, Chile
Habitat: Coast
Notes: A group of South American Sealions call at dusk in the port of Iquique, Chile. More info
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Storm in the High Atlas Mountains

Storm in the High Atlas Mountains

High Atlas Mountains

Morocco
Recordist: Felix Blume
Location: High Atlas, Morocco
Habitat: Dry mountain plateau
Notes: In Morocco’s High Atlas mountain range, a storm closes in with thunder and light rain. More info
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Evening on the Gran Sabana
Venezuela
Recordist: Felix Blume
Location: Gran Sabana, Venezuela
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: A distant howl (possibly Crab-eating Fox?) introduces this evening soundscape from Venezuela’s Gran Sabana. More info
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Black Howler Monkey

Black Howler Monkey

Palenque, Chiapas

Mexico
Recordist: Felix Blume
Location: Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: A Black Howler Monkey demonstrates it’s extraordinary voice near the Mayan site of Palenque in Mexico.More info
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Frogs on the Niger Delta

Frogs on the Niger Delta

Diafarabé, Niger Delta

Mali
Recordist: Felix Blume
Location: Diafarabé, Niger Delta, Mali
Habitat: Pond in arid semi-desert
Notes: Toads and frogs are singing at night in the pond, in the center of the small village of Diafarabe, on the Niger river. More info
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Guanaco

Guanaco

Rio Grande, Tierra de Fuego

Argentina
Recordist: Felix Blume
Location: Rio Grande, Tierra de Fuego, Argentina
Habitat: Patagonian forest
Notes: The unusual call of a Guanaco on Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America. More info
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Ted Ellis Nature Reserve

Ted Ellis Nature Reserve

Ted Ellis Nature Reserve, Norfolk

United Kingdom
Recordist: Richard Fair
Location: Ted Ellis Nature Reserve, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: Early morning in a Norfolk Wood. More info
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Happisburgh Sea

Happisburgh Sea

Happisburgh, Norfolk

United Kingdom
Recordist: Richard Fair
Location: Happisburgh, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Habitat: Coast
Notes: Water glugs & splashes around rocks on the coast at Happisburgh. More info
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Rainforest Sound Journey

Rainforest Sound Journey

near Feijó, Acre Province

Brazil
Recordist: Jonathan Chiles
Location: near Feijó, Acre Province, Brazil
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: A 20 minute sound journey compiled from various recordings made deep in the Brazilian Amazon. More info
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Great Horned Owls

Great Horned Owls

John Day River Basin, Oregon

United States
Recordist: John Hartog
Location: John Day River Basin, Oregon, United States
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: An unlikely exchange between predator and prey, Great Horned Owls (Bubo virginianus) and a Western Screech-Owl (Otus kennicottii) call during pre-dawn stillness with a background ambience of distant wind though juniper and rugged terrain. More info
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Hart Mountain Refuge

Hart Mountain Refuge

Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, Oregon

United States
Recordist: John Hartog
Location: Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, Oregon, United States
Habitat: Sage grassland
Notes: An early morning sageland soundscape featuring short-eared owls (Asio flammeus) with barks, hoots and wing-claps. Other species include Wilson’s snipe, sage thrasher, vesper sparrow, and savannah sparrow, greater sage grouse. More info
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Dawn Awakening

Dawn Awakening

Ochoco Mountains, Oregon

United States
Recordist: John Hartog
Location: Ochoco Mountains, Oregon, United States
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: A sweetly singing Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) leads the dawn chorus in the Ochoco Mountain forest. More info
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Coast Range Lake

Coast Range Lake

Oregon Coast Range, Oregon

United States
Recordist: John Hartog
Location: Oregon Coast Range, Oregon, United States
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: A simple dawn chorus featuring a relaxing rhythm of tones and trills from the Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) along with melodic phrases of the song sparrow, a background twitter of the Pacific wren, and distant bouts of the Pacific chorus frog. More info
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Ocean Mist – Cape Falcon

Ocean Mist – Cape Falcon

Cape Falcon, Oregon

United States
Recordist: John Hartog
Location: Cape Falcon, Oregon, United States
Habitat: Temperate forest & coast
Notes: Water droplets fall from the trees like rain on the ferns and salal below. A large winter ocean swell brings relaxing deep breath sounds of surf sieved though smoothly rounded gravel. More info
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Morning by Crooked River

Morning by Crooked River

South Fork Crooked River, Oregon

United States
Location: South Fork Crooked River, Oregon, United States
Habitat: Dry open forest & river
Notes: The dawn bird chorus has settled down a bit, yet the morning is alive with birdsong including the calls of Gray Flycatcher, Western Meadowlark, Northern Flicker, Chipping Sparrow & Common Raven. More info
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Rainforest Evening

Rainforest Evening

near Lake Mamori, Manaus

Brazil
Recordist: Samuel Dunscombe
Location: near Lake Mamori, Manaus, Brazil
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Evening sounds of frogs & crickets in the Amazon rainforest. More info
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Baby Raccoons

Baby Raccoons

near Foley, Minnesota

United States
Location: near Foley, Minnesota, United States
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: Two baby raccoons twitter and squeak near the microphones See photos
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Desert Wind

Desert Wind

Inyo County, California

United States
Recordist: Dwight Porter
Location: Inyo County, California, United States
Habitat: Desert badlands
Notes: Strong winds blow across the barren landscape at Tom’s Spring in Tecopa, California, while a Long-eared Owl calls softly in the background.More info
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Song of the Hermit Thrush

Song of the Hermit Thrush

Skamania County, Washington

United States
Recordist: Dwight Porter
Location: Skamania County, Washington, United States
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: Sublime song of a Hermit Thrush recorded in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Skamania County, Washington. More info
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Whalen Island Soundscape

Whalen Island Soundscape

Whalen Island, Oregon

United States
Recordist: Dwight Porter
Location: Whalen Island, Oregon, United States
Habitat: Woodland
Notes: Recorded in woodland next to an estuary. Sounds include Wilson’s Warbler, Rufous Hummingbird, Osprey and Song Sparrow. More info
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Sunday Morning Marsh

Sunday Morning Marsh

Washington County, Oregon

United States
Recordist: Dwight Porter
Location: Washington County, Oregon, United States
Habitat: Marsh & scrub
Notes: Species recorded: Red-winged Blackbird, American Bittern, Sora, Virginia Rail, Song Sparrow, American Robin, Canada Goose, Common Yellowthroat, Ring-necked Pheasant, Mourning Dove, Starling & bullfrog. More info
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Sage Grouse Lek

Sage Grouse Lek

Harney County, Oregon

United States
Recordist: Dwight Porter
Location: Harney County, Oregon, United States
Habitat: Grassland with Sagebrush
Notes: Each spring male Greater Sage Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) congregate in leks and perform a “strutting display” to woo the females. The males strut with their ‘chests out’, air-sacs inflated, and produce an unusual swishing & bouncing sound as the air is released. Watch Video
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Canopy Soundscape

Canopy Soundscape

near Iquitos

Peru
Recordist: Stan Rullman
Location: near Iquitos, Peru
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: One hour of audio recorded from a canopy walkway in the Peruvian Amazon. More info
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Gunung Leuser

Gunung Leuser

Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra

Indonesia
Recordist: Stan Rullman
Location: Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Species recorded include: Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros), Great Argus Pheasant (Argusianus argus), and White-handed Gibbon (Hylobates lar). More info
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Gabon Rainforest Ambience

Gabon Rainforest Ambience

near Sounga, Gamba Reserve

Gabon
Recordist: Stan Rullman
Location: Gamba Reserve Complex, Gabon
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Lovely 33 min recording from Central Africa. Gradually the gentle sounds build, from just a few soloists to a rich rainforest orchestra. At approx 29:40 minutes listen for the whooshing sound as a pair of hornbills fly in. More info
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Southern Bornean Gibbon

Southern Bornean Gibbon

Sabangau Rainforest, Central Kalimantan

Indonesia
Location: Sabangau Rainforest, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
Habitat: Lowland tropical rainforest
Notes: A group of Southern Bornean Gibbon (Hylobates albibarbis) sing loudly in the Sabangau rainforest. Sound courtesy of Matt Adam Williams / Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project
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Dawn Chorus in Thy

Dawn Chorus in Thy

Thy National Park

Denmark
Recordist: Myles Thompson
Location: Thy National Park, Denmark
Habitat: Mixed temperate forest
Notes: Dawn chorus in Thy National Park on Denmark’s coast.
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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park, WA

United States
Recordist: Myles Thompson
Location: Olympic National Park, WA, United States
Habitat: Temperate forest & coast
Notes: A 20 minute sound journey through Olympic National Park. Features Pacific chorus frogs, a dawn chorus by the Hoh river, huge waves crashing on Rialto beach and a haunting howling sound recorded inside the hollow of a dead Sitka Spruce. More info
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Kittiwakes at Bulbjerg
Denmark
Recordist: Myles Thompson
Location: Bulbjerg, Denmark
Habitat: Rocky coast
Notes: Waves gently roll against the shore, and Kittiwakes noisily fly around their colony on the cliffs overhead. More info
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Dawn on the Fiske Lake Trail

Dawn on the Fiske Lake Trail

Fiske Lake, Minnesota

United States
Recordist: Curt Olson
Location: Fiske Lake, Minnesota, United States
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: The north woods come alive with a new day. More info
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Midnight Loons

Midnight Loons

Wagner Lake, Minnesota

United States
Recordist: Curt Olson
Location: Wagner Lake, Minnesota, United States
Habitat: Wetland
Notes: This track features the haunting calls of the Common Loon. The ambient “roar” you’ll hear is the sound of gentle night breezes swishing through the treetops of large Red Pines nearby. More info
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Sunset on Frog Pond

Sunset on Frog Pond

Chippewa National Forest, Minnesota

United States
Recordist: Curt Olson
Location: Chippewa National Forest, Minnesota, United States
Habitat: Wetland
Notes: A steady chorus from Spring Peeper Frogs is punctuated by the sounds of other critters settling in for the night. Listen to the pair of Trumpeter Swans fly in at 3:50 – wonderful! More info
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Corys Shearwaters in the Azores

Corys Shearwaters in the Azores

Pico Island, Azores

Portugal
Recordist: Ed Drewitt
Location: Pico Island, Azores, Portugal
Habitat: Grassy island
Notes: The calls of Cory’s shearwaters as they come back to the nest sites under the cover of darkness. More info
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Whistling Frogs and Insects
St Lucia
Recordist: Ed Drewitt
Location: West coast, St Lucia
Habitat: Tropical garden & forest
Notes: St Lucia at night, the air filled with the songs of Whistling Frogs and insects. More info
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Padojärv Dawn Chorus

Padojärv Dawn Chorus

Põlva County

Estonia
Recordist: John Grzinich
Location: Põlva County, Estonia
Habitat: Wetland & temperate forest
Notes: Pado lake is on the eastern side of the Meelva bog in south-east Estonia. This recording captures a pleasant mix of bird and frog species during the dawn chorus. More info
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Midnight Chorus

Midnight Chorus

near Tartu

Estonia
Recordist: John Grzinich
Location: Ajha River, Estonia
Habitat: Temperate forest and wetland
Notes: Recorded shortly after midnight. In the tree to the right is a Nightingale and in the field to the left is a Corn Crake (Crex crex). Cuckoos and Eurasian bittern call in the distance. More info
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Baltic Sea Thunderstorm
Estonia
Recordist: John Grzinich
Location: near Tartu, Estonia
Habitat: Sea & coast
Notes: Rolling thunderstorm out at sea, along with the more delicate sounds of light rain and water movement on the shore. More info
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A Norfolk Wood in Spring
United Kingdom
Recordist: Peter Toll
Location: Norfolk, United Kingdom
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: Great Spotted woodpeckers drum & many birds are calling, including a long yaffle from a Green Woodpecker. More info
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Bittern on the Broads
United Kingdom
Recordist: Peter Toll
Location: Norfolk, United Kingdom
Habitat: Wetland
Notes: A Bittern booms from a marsh in the Norfolk Broads, an area of connected rivers and lakes that form one the UK’s most beautiful wetland areas. More info
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River Flow – Underwater

River Flow – Underwater

Dartmoor, South Devon

United Kingdom
Recordist: Peter Toll
Location: Dartmoor, South Devon, United Kingdom
Habitat: River
Notes: An unusual perspective of a flowing river – recorded underwater using hydrophones. More info
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In the Rock Pool
United Kingdom
Recordist: Peter Toll
Location: Devon, United Kingdom
Habitat: Coast
Notes: Hydrophones were placed underwater in a small still rock pool. You can hear the sounds of whelks, limpets, shrimp and other creatures. More info
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Death Watch Beetle
United Kingdom
Recordist: Peter Toll
Location: Norfolk, United Kingdom
Habitat: Temperate mixed forest
Notes: Contact microphones were placed inside the hollow of an old Oak. The knocking sounds are made by Death Watch Beetles trying to attract a mate. More info
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Cley Marshes

Cley Marshes

Cley, North Norfolk

United Kingdom
Recordist: Peter Toll
Location: Cley, North Norfolk, United Kingdom
Habitat: Coastal marshes
Notes: Sea pounding in the background with lots of different birds calling including Gulls, Oyster Catchers, Meadow Pipit, Canada Geese, Skylark, Pheasant, & Reed Warbler in the distance. More info
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Grey Seals

Grey Seals

Horsey, Norfolk

United Kingdom
Recordist: Peter Toll
Location: Horsey, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Habitat: Beach
Notes: A mother and pup Grey Seal defend their patch on the beach from other seals. Your can hear the time going by, as the tide is coming in, getting closer to the microphone and so are the seals! More info
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Tide on Dry Sand

Tide on Dry Sand

Exmouth, Devon

United Kingdom
Recordist: Peter Toll
Location: Exmouth, Devon, United Kingdom
Habitat: Beach
Notes: Recorded on the beach at Exmouth, Devon UK. Two hydrophones buried in the sand about 4 inches deep, recording the tide coming in over the dry sand. More info
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Thunder & Rain

Thunder & Rain

Norfolk

United Kingdom
Recordist: Peter Toll
Location: Norfolk, United Kingdom
Habitat: Rural
Notes: Excellent recording of a thunderstorm and rain, with nice detail of the thunder. Recorded under a tree for cover. More info
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Demoiselle Cranes in Rajasthan

Demoiselle Cranes in Rajasthan

Khichan, Rajasthan

India
Location: Khichan, Rajasthan, India
Habitat: Desert
Notes: Each winter, thousands of Demoiselles Cranes gather near the village of Khichan, Rajasthan, (watch video)where the local residents offer grain to the hungry birds. More info
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Swan Song

Swan Song

Makholma Bay

Finland
Recordist: Jan Eerala
Location: Tahkoluoto, Finland
Habitat: Sea ice & coast
Notes: The sounds of a gentle swell from inside a hole in the sea ice. More info & video
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Calm Sea in an Ice Cave

Calm Sea in an Ice Cave

near Tahkoluoto

Finland
Recordist: Jan Eerala
Location: Tahkoluoto, Finland
Habitat: Sea ice & coast
Notes: The sounds of a gentle swell from inside a hole in the ice. More info & video
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Dusk Chorus

Dusk Chorus

Kubah National Park, Sarawak

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Kubah National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia
Habitat: Lowland primary rainforest
Notes: The Empress Cicada is the world’s largest cicada species, and has a call to match. It’s pulsing, electric-saw-like sound is strangely beautiful and a familiar sound in Borneo’s tropical rainforest. In this sample a White-rumped Shama sings sweetly, & the the sound of insects intensify as evening sets in. More info
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Cicadas & Birds at Dawn

Cicadas & Birds at Dawn

Crocker Ranges, Sabah

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Crocker Ranges, Sabah, Malaysia
Habitat: Montane tropical rainforest
Notes: Just after sunrise in Sabah’s Crocker Ranges, cicadas start buzzing like little electric saws. More info
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Pre-dawn in Bardia

Pre-dawn in Bardia

Bardia National Park

Nepal
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Bardia National Park, Nepal
Habitat: Riverine forest
Notes: At first light, the calls of nocturnal birds, Large-tailed Nightjar and Asian Barred Owlet, fade into the rising dawn chorus. More info
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Jungle Monsoon

Jungle Monsoon

Chitwan National Park

Nepal
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Chitwan National Park, Nepal
Habitat: Riverine forest
Notes: Dark clouds were forming, grumbling and rolling continuously. This particular afternoon, the rainfall was lighter than usual, and soon enough the storm had passed, birds singing again as the sky brightened.More info

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Monsoon in Borneo

Monsoon in Borneo

Bako National Park, Sarawak

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Bako National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia
Habitat: Lowland tropical rainforest
Notes: Leading up to the storm, the air is heavy and still. The soundscape becomes softer, simpler, as if the wildlife is bracing itself for the coming deluge. More info
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Windy Morning on Mount Kinabalu

Windy Morning on Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu, Sabah

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Habitat: Montane rainforest
Notes: Strong winds made recording difficult on this trip to Mount Kinabalu, but I managed to get one decent recording where the sound of the wind complements the birdsong & ambience. More info
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Pasoh at Night

Pasoh at Night

Pasoh Forest Reserve

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Pasoh Forest Reserve, Malaysia
Habitat: Lowland tropical rainforest
Notes: In the hours following dusk in Pasoh Forest Reserve, the forest is alive with insects, frogs, nocturnal birds and mammals. This recording was made by a puddle on the side of the main access road. More info
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Siamangs in the Storm

Siamangs in the Storm

Fraser's Hill, Pahang Province

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Fraser’s Hill, Pahang Province, Malaysia
Habitat: Montane rainforest

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In the highlands of Malaysia, a thunderstorm rumbles over the forest. Rain filters through the thick canopy, lightly falling on the forest floor. Mesia’s, fulvettas and other birds sing sweetly, and a group of Siamangs (a type of gibbon) call loudly in the distance. More info.

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Afternoon Storm in the Cloud Forest

Afternoon Storm in the Cloud Forest

Fraser's Hill, Pahang Province

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Fraser’s Hill, Pahang Province, Malaysia
Habitat: Montane rainforest
Notes: The grumble of thunder resonates, as birds call softly from the forest, and the short, melodic whistles of tree frogs punctuate the tranquil soundscape. More info
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King-of-Saxony Bird-of-Paradise
Papua New Guinea
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Enga Province, Papua New Guinea
Habitat: Montane rainforest
Notes: An extraordinary little bird-of-paradise with a bizarre call. They are surprisingly easy to find once you are in the right location as they call loudly for hours on end. Watch Video
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First Light at Fogg Dam

First Light at Fogg Dam

Fogg Dam, Northern Territory

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Fogg Dam Conservation Area, Northern Territory, Australia
Habitat: Lowland monsoon forest
Notes: Recorded in pre-dawn light where the monsoon forest merges with the wetland. A range of bird species can be heard – forest-dwelling birds herald the dawn while nocturnal Large-tailed Nightjars make their ‘chopping’ calls in the dim light. More info
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Satin Bowerbird

Satin Bowerbird

Barren Grounds Nature Reserve, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Barren Grounds Nature Reserve, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Eucalypt forest
Notes: In addition to it’s striking visual performance, displaying male Satin Bowerbirds produce intense buzzing, rattling and mechanical sounds which apparently the females find irresistible! Watch Video
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Dharawal

Dharawal

Dharawal National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Dharawal National Park, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Dry eucalpyt forest & swampy heath
Notes: Situated on a rugged sandstone plateau south of Sydney, Dharawal National Park preserves an ancient landscape of tall eucalypts, heaths, swamps, waterfalls and rockpools. A network of creeks drain crystal clear water from the vast sedgelands and hanging upland swamps in Dharawal. More info
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Pre-dawn with Owls & Thrush

Pre-dawn with Owls & Thrush

Royal National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Royal National Park, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Temperate rainforest & tall eucalypt forest
Notes: In the dark pre-dawn light, a pair of Powerful Owls (Ninox Strenua) call, and a Bassian Thrush (Zoothera lunulata) sings it’s autumn melody. Watch Video
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Dawn in the Valley

Dawn in the Valley

Royal National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Royal National Park, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Temperate rainforest & tall eucalypt forest
Notes: Starting before dawn, crickets, tree frogs and owls gradually give way to the calls of early-rising Kookaburras, followed by an intense dawn chorus of many bird species singing in celebration of the new day. More info
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Spring in the Himalayan Foothills

Spring in the Himalayan Foothills

Shivapuri National Park

Nepal
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Shivapuri National Park, Nepal
Habitat: Oak & rhododendron forest
Notes: The stunning rhododendron forests of Shivapuri National Park are alive with birds and bees in the springtime. More info
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Booderee Marsh

Booderee Marsh

Booderee National Park

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Booderee National Park, Australia
Habitat: Wetland
Notes: Striped Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes peroni) & Eastern Common Froglet (Crinia signifera) call from a marsh in Booderee National Park, NSW, Australia. More info
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By a Tropical Pond

By a Tropical Pond

Sepilok Forest Reserve, Sabah

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Sepilok Forest Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia
Habitat: Lowland primary rainforest
Notes: Hill Mynas, Emerald Doves, and a Green Imperial Pigeon call from the nearby forest, along with a chorus of frogs from the edge of the pond. More info
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Currawong Concerto

Currawong Concerto

Macleay River Valley, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Macleay River valley, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Eucalypt forest
Notes: In the Australian winter, Pied Currawongs often form flocks and search out fruiting trees to raid. I set up my recording gear in front of a native Lilli Pilli tree in full fruit, and it was only a matter of time before the currawongs arrived and enjoyed one of their winter parties! More info
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Sepilok Ambience

Sepilok Ambience

Sepilok Forest Reserve, Sabah

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Sepilok Forest Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia
Habitat: Lowland primary rainforest
Notes: Recorded in primary rainforest at Sepilok Forest Reserve, insects buzz & pulse in the rising morning heat, and birds call softly in the background. More info
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Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Kubah National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia
Habitat: Lowland tropical rainforest
Notes: The calls of Giant Squirrels often start with an explosion of bubbly staccato notes, followed by some excited grunts and sneezes. More info
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Dawn in Mallee Country

Dawn in Mallee Country

Nombinnie Nature Reserve, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Nombinnie Nature Reserve, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Mallee & dry woodland
Notes: Spring is a great time to visit the mallee country, and if you can handle the frosty mornings, the intense dawn chorus at 6am is amazing. More info
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The Beast of Dunn’s Swamp

The Beast of Dunn’s Swamp

Wollemi National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Wollemi National Park, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Eucalypt forest & swamp
Notes: A couple of harmless Brush-tailed Possums having a territorial disagreement, with the sound of Eastern Banjo Frogs & Boobook Owls in the background.More info
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Summer in Wollemi

Summer in Wollemi

Wollemi National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Wollemi National Park, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Dry eucalypt forest
Notes: Dawn chorus from Wollemi National Park, an area of wilderness relatively close to Sydney. More info
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Gulls on the Ice

Gulls on the Ice

Chukchi Sea Coast, Lagune Ukouge

Russia
Location: Chukotka Peninsula, Russia
Habitat: Icy coastline
Notes: Soundscape from one of the remotest regions on the planet, Vega Gulls congregating on the ice-covered coast of Russia’s far eastern Chukotka Pensinsula. More info
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Black Redstart Song

Black Redstart Song

near Kocsu

Kazakhstan
Recordist: Patrick Franke
Location: near Kocsu, Kazakhstan
Habitat: Riverine scrub
Notes: Song of a first year male Black Redstart by a river in Kazakhstan. More info
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Khukh Nuur Soundscape

Khukh Nuur Soundscape

Bayankhongorijn Khukh Nuur

Mongolia
Recordist: Patrick Franke
Location: Bayankhongorijn Khukh Nuur, Mongolia
Habitat: Montane/alpine
Notes: High altitude soundscape from a remote mountain range in Mongolia. More info
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Swinhoe’s Snipe Display Flight
Kazakhstan
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Recordist: Patrick Franke
Location: Bjelaja Uba, Kazakhstan
Habitat: River valley
Notes: Excellent recording documenting the display flight of a Swinhoe’s Snipe. More info
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Indri

Indri

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Madagascar
Recordist: Gerhard Huebner
Location: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar
Habitat: Tropical forest
Notes: A close encounter with a group of singing Indri, a type of lemur. More info
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Recordist: Andreas Bick
Location: Cano Negro, Costa Rica
Habitat: Tropical rainforest, mangrove & river
Notes: As we passed through a mangrove forest, the calls of Howler Monkeys echoed from the water surface. On the other side of the river, Spider Monkeys climbed through the trees and an Oropendola sang. Just after 4:00 a caiman jumps into the water.More info
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Dispersion in Ice Sheets
Germany
Recordist: Andreas Bick
Location: near Berlin, Germany
Habitat: Frozen lake
Notes: Unique underwater perspective of a lake covered with thin ice. The extraordinary synthetic-sounding descending tones are caused by the natural dispersion of sound waves. More info
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Laysan Albatross

Laysan Albatross

Sand Island, Midway Atoll

United States
Recordist: David Mellor
Location: Sand Island, Midway Atoll, United States
Habitat: Sandy atoll
Notes: Laysan albatrosses are monogamous and known for their elaborate courtship displays which include beak clappering and other ritualized movements. More info & video
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Blakiston’s Fish Owl

Blakiston’s Fish Owl

Nakashibetsu, Hokkaido Prefecture

Japan
Recordist: David Mellor
Location: Nakashibetsu, Hokkaido, Japan
Habitat: Temperate forest & stream
Notes: It has been suggested that this call of Blakiston’s Fish Owl is actually a duet, with the male producing the first and third note, and the female making the second and fourth. More info & video
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Recordist: Mark Brennan
Location: Abrahams Lake, Nova Scotia, Canada
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: This recording captures the soundscape of an increasingly rare eco-system, the old growth virgin forest. Many of the sounds you hear are the same sounds that echoed through these trees thousands years ago and because it has never been touched by humans the soundscape is perhaps as close to true wilderness as you can experience. More info & video
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Peskowesk

Peskowesk

Kejimkujik National Park

Canada
Recordist: Mark Brennan
Location: Kejimkujik National Park, Canada
Habitat: Acadian forest and lake
Notes: A journey in the through the sounds of the Acadian Forest of Nova Scotia. From dawn, following the morning chorus in wetlands, forests and river valleys we take a journey into the Spring Wilderness of Nova Scotia. Watch video
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Northern Wetland

Northern Wetland

Cape Breton Highlands

Canada
Recordist: Mark Brennan
Location: Cape Breton Highlands, Canada
Habitat: Tundra and wetland
Notes: Recording locations included the high Tundra plateau of the Cape Breton Highlands and the hidden wetlands of the Acadian Forest of Canada’s east coast.More info
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Song Thrush at Dawn

Song Thrush at Dawn

near Geldeston, Suffolk

United Kingdom
Recordist: Peter Toll
Location: near Geldeston, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Habitat: Forest & rural
Notes: Recorded on the banks of the river Waveny. As as the dawn chorus began, a Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos) came close to my microphones and started to sing his beautiful song. Watch video
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Kalahari Dawn

Kalahari Dawn

Kalahari Desert

Botswana
Recordist: Martyn Stewart
Location: Kalahari Desert, Botswana
Habitat: Arid shrubland
Notes: The insect chorus ends at the crack of dawn and the birds get into their positions to sing in the morning. As the cooler morning air is warmed by the rising sun, the birds begin the dawn chorus. Read more
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Jackals in the Kalahari

Jackals in the Kalahari

Kalahari Desert

Botswana
Recordist: Martyn Stewart
Location: Kalahari Desert, Botswana
Habitat: Arid shrubland
Notes: As the night turns to morning, Jackals prowl the prairies. Two Jackals are heard here scavenging around my microphone. Read more
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Recordist: Martyn Stewart
Location: Cape Cross, Namibia
Habitat: Rocky coast
Notes: This may be the last recording you will hear of these amazing seals. This seal colony is being decimated by marauders who club 90,000 baby seals to death in a season for the lucrative seal fur trade. Read more
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Great Blue Turaco

Great Blue Turaco

Busoke Peninsula

Uganda
Recordist: Erik Eggenkamp
Location: Busoke Peninsula, Uganda
Habitat: Tropical rainforest and garden
Notes: Surely one of Africa’s most beautiful bird species, the Great Blue Turaco is a bird of central Africa’s rainforest, and spends much of it’s time in the canopy feeding on fruit. See Photo
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Deep Forest Creek

Deep Forest Creek

near Lake Mamori, Lago

Brazil
Recordist: David Michael
Location: near Lake Mamori, Lago, Brazil
Habitat: Tropical rainforest & river
Notes: A Mealy Parrot calls as it flies following the ridge of a deep forest creek near Lake Mamori, in Amazonas Brasil. More info
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Crex Meadows

Crex Meadows

Crex Meadows Wildlife Area, Wisconsin

United States
Recordist: David Michael
Location: Crex Meadows Wildlife Area, Wisconsin, United States
Habitat: Sedge marsh and brush prairie
Notes: Chorus frogs and spring peepers precede a unison call of Sandhill Cranes, geese and waterfowl as night falls. A small mammal passes the microphones and a common snipe begins its courtship flights. More info
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Slavek’s Creek

Slavek’s Creek

Lake Mamori, Lago

Brazil
Recordist: David Michael
Location: Lake Mamori, Lago, Brazil
Habitat: Tropical rainforest & river
Notes: Rich, textured soundscape recorded along a portion of a tributary to Mamori Lake.More info
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Seney Wildlife Refuge

Seney Wildlife Refuge

Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Michigan

United States
Recordist: David Michael
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Michigan, United States
Habitat: Temperate shrubland & wetland
Notes: Providing refuge and breeding grounds for migratory birds and other wildlife, Seney Wildlife Refuge is a success story in habitat restoration. In this recording, a Black-billed Cuckoo calls rhythmically to a background of open country birdsong.More info
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A Woodland Chorus

A Woodland Chorus

Catskill Mountains, NY

United States
Recordist: David Michael
Location: Catskill Mountains, NY, United States
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: Featuring the melodic song of the Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) about which American naturalist Henry David Thoreau wrote: “Whenever a man hears it he is young, and Nature is in her spring; wherever he hears it, it is a new world and a free country, and the gates of Heaven are not shut against him.” More info
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Shindagin Hollow, Dawn Chorus

Shindagin Hollow, Dawn Chorus

Shindagin Hollow State Forest, NY

United States
Recordist: David Michael
Location: Shindagin Hollow State Forest, New York, United States
Habitat: Temperate forest & stream
Notes: In addition to quite a number of bird species, there is a small chorus of American Toads and Spring Peepers. The rush of water over a beaver’s dam is audible. More info
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A Night at Umzumbi

A Night at Umzumbi

Mmabolela Game Reserve

South Africa
Recordist: David Michael
Location: Mmabolela Game Reserve, South Africa
Habitat: Dry river bed & savannah
Notes: Featuring the disconcerting shouts and barks of alarmed baboons, this is raw African night. Jackals, bats, frogs, crickets, and birds add their voices to this haunting nocturnal soundscape. More info
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Horned Screamer

Horned Screamer

Manu National Park

Peru
Recordist: Marc Dragiewicz
Location: Manu National Park, Peru
Habitat: Tropical wetland and rainforest
Notes: Looking like it’s come straight out of a children’s fantasy story, the bizarre Horned Screamer is found along rivers and freshwater marshes in northern and central South America. This species is very vocal and it’s rather unmusical honking duets are a common sounds in Amazonian open wetlands. Read more.
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Tawny-browed Owl

Tawny-browed Owl

Reserva Natural da Vale, Linhares

Brazil
Recordist: Jeremy Minns
Location: Reserva Natural da Vale, Linhares, Espirito Santo, Brazil
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: The Tawny-browed Owl (Pulsatrix koeniswaldiana) frequently calls in duet, giving pulsing, low, other-worldly calls that accelerate towards their end.
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Himalayan Dawn

Himalayan Dawn

Langtang National Park

Nepal
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Langtang National Park, Nepal
Habitat: Alpine meadow & rhododendron forest
Notes: Recorded between 2500m and 3500m in altitude, in a variety of different alpine habitats. More info
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Russet-backed Oropendola

Russet-backed Oropendola

Wildsumaco, Napo

Ecuador
Recordist: Tayler Brooks
Location: Wildsumaco, Napo, Ecuador
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Another gifted singer from the Psarocolius genus (oropendolas), the Russet-backed oropendola (Psarocolius angustifrons) is quite widely distributed throughout montane rainforests in the Andes and parts of the western Amazonian basin.
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Musician Wren

Musician Wren

Wildsumaco, Napo

Ecuador
Recordist: Tayler Brooks
Location: Wildsumaco, Napo, Ecuador
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Named after it’s elaborate & beautiful song, the Musician Wren (Cyphorhinus arada) often uses the same intervals common in human music — octaves, perfect fifths and perfect fourths. Read more
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Ruffed Grouse Drumming

Ruffed Grouse Drumming

Red Spruce Knob, West Virginia

United States
Recordist: Andrew Spencer
Location: Red Spruce Knob, West Virginia, United States
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) perform extraordinary non-vocal acoustic displays. The bird usually choose a resonant, fallen log & with rapid, accelerating wing-beats it creates a low frequency sound known as drumming to declare it’s territory. See Video
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Spotted Nightingale-Thrush

Spotted Nightingale-Thrush

Milpe, Pichincha

Ecuador
Recordist: Andrew Spencer
Location: Milpe, Pichincha, Ecuador
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: A widespread songbird in South America, the Spotted Nightingale Thrush (Catharus dryas) has a particularly sweet, musical song composed of beautiful short phrases.
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Bellbird Forest

Bellbird Forest

Watagans National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Watagans National Park, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Tall eucalypt forest
Notes: Bell Miners tinkle as a backdrop to the songs and lyrebirds, honeyeaters, thornbills, catbirds and many other species. More info & video
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Rhythm of Kubah

Rhythm of Kubah

Kubah National Park, Sarawak

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Kubah National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia
Habitat: Lowland primary rainforest
Notes: Kubah’s dusk chorus has to be one of the richest bioacoustic experiences on the face of the planet. More info
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Hooker’s Sea Lions

Hooker’s Sea Lions

Snares Island

New Zealand
Location: Snares Island, New Zealand
Habitat: Coastal sea
Notes: A group of Hooker’s Sea Lions play in a cove. Not far away, there is a small but noisy Snares Penguin colony. More info& CC License 3.0
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Groaning Iceberg

Groaning Iceberg

Terre Adélie

Antarctica
Location: Terre Adélie, Antarctica
Habitat: Antarctic sea ice
Notes: Unique recording of icebergs as they creak, grind and rub against one another due to tidal movements and also small waves deep under the iceshelf. More info Sound & photos courtesy of Dominique Filippi – CC License 3.0
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Toads on the Nile

Toads on the Nile

near Sandafa al Far

Egypt
Recordist: Patrick Franke
Location: near Sandafa al Far, Egypt
Habitat: River valley
Notes: African Common Toads (Amietophrynus regularis) call rhythmically from the Nile River valley near Sandafa al Far. More info
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Iceberg Fragments

Iceberg Fragments

Bay of Alicehamna, Svalbard

Norway
Recordist: Daniel Blinkhorn
Location: Bay of Alicehamna, Svalbard, Norway
Habitat: Arctic shoreline
Notes: Fragments of an iceberg drift along the Svalbard shoreline, popping, clicking and knocking in the icy sea. More info
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Dawn in the Lézardrieux Forest

Dawn in the Lézardrieux Forest

Côtes d'Armor, Brittany

France
Location: Côtes d’Armor, Brittany, France
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: Species recorded include: Song Thrush, European Robin, Wood Pigeon, Blackbird, Tawny Owl, and Winter Wren. More info
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Cory’s Shearwaters

Cory’s Shearwaters

Lavezzi Islands, Corsica

France
Location: Lavezzi Islands, Corsica, France
Habitat: Grassland
Notes: A moonless night on the Lavezzi Islands, and Cory’s Shearwaters fly over their breeding grounds making their peculiar vocalizations. More info
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Under the Canopy

Under the Canopy

Guiana Amazonian National Park

French Guiana
Location: Guiana Amazonian National Park, French Guiana
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: French Guiana is home to a significant area of lush Amazonian rainforest. The iconic voice of the Screaming Piha resounds through the damp forest, along with the voices of a host of other wildlife including caracaras, toucans, monkeys, oropendolas, caciques, and a White Bellbird. More info
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By a Siberian River

By a Siberian River

Republic of Buryatia

Russia
Location: Republic of Buryatia, Russia
Habitat: Temperate forest & stream
Notes: A Black-faced Bunting calls by the river Dhzrida, flowing peacefully. Insects softly trill as evening sets in. More info
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Khecheopalri – A Sacred Lake

Khecheopalri – A Sacred Lake

Khecheopalri, Sikkim

India
Location: Khecheopalri, Sikkim, India
Habitat: Temperate forest & lake
Notes: The scenic Himalayan lake of Khecheopalri is a haven for wildlife and rare flora. In this recording, sibias, robins, laughing thrush, & barbets call, and as night falls, an frogs awaken with a gentle chorus. More info
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Eruption

Eruption

Piton de la Fournaise

Réunion
Location: Piton de la Fournaise, Réunion
Habitat: Volcano
Notes: March 1998 – The Piton de la Fournaise volcano on the island of Réunion awakens after more than five years of sleep. From a safe distance on the edge of the caldera, more than two kilometers from the eruption, Fernand Deroussen is privileged to record a variety of sounds from this rare event. More info
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Hippo Pool

Hippo Pool

Southern Maasai Mara

Kenya
Location: Southern Maasai Mara, Kenya
Habitat: River and savannah
Notes: A hot African afternoon on the Maasai Mara. Female Hippopotamus and their young are resting peacefully in a river, when several adult males decide to disrupt the tranquility with rumbling blasts of water and some vigorous blowing of bubbles. More info
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Dawn on Mount Kupe

Dawn on Mount Kupe

Mount Kupe

Cameroon
Location: Mount Kupe, Cameroon
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Dawn chorus in lush montane rainforest on the flanks of Mount Kupe, Cameroon. More info
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Song of the Indri

Song of the Indri

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Madagascar
Location: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar
Habitat: Tropical forest
Notes: Each morning in Madagascar’s Andasibe National Park, families of Indri announce their territories with spectulacular singing which can be heard up to 3 or 4 kilometres away. More info & video
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Night on the Plains

Night on the Plains

Magasca Plains, near Cáceres

Spain
Location: Magasca Plains, near Cáceres, Spain
Habitat: Rocky scrubland and creek
Notes: Night on the rocky plain of Magasca. Southern Tree Frogs and insects call in the warm, spring air and in the background, an owl and a thrush. More info
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A Night in the Wild

A Night in the Wild

Stora Flyten Nature Reserve

Sweden
Recordist: Håkan Olsson
Location: Stora Flyten Nature Reserve, Sweden
Habitat: Temperate forest and wetland
Notes: Exceptional recording of Black-throated Loons calling at night on a lake. The reverberation is amazing. It gets even better when a family of wolves join in and start howling. Watch Video
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Dawn on the Siné Saloum Delta

Dawn on the Siné Saloum Delta

Niodior, Siné Saloum

Senegal
Location: Niodior, Siné Saloum, Senegal
Habitat: Tropical woodland & scrub
Notes: Senegal’s Sine Saloum Delta is a unique environment with rich biodiversity. Recorded in a woodland of grand Baobab trees, this magical West African dawn chorus unfolds. More info
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Song of the Marsh

Song of the Marsh

Ledson Marsh, Sonoma County, California

United States
Recordist: Jack Hines
Location: Ledson Marsh, Sonoma County, California, United States
Habitat: Wetland & grassland
Notes: The electric song of Red-winged Blackbird fills the air, and from the marsh the croaks Pacific Tree Frogs form a gentle rhythmic background. More info
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Song of the Meadow

Song of the Meadow

Benton Hot Springs, California

United States
Recordist: Jack Hines
Location: Benton Hot Springs, California, United States
Habitat: Meadow & grassland
Notes: This lovely recording features the sounds of open country birds including Meadowlark, Great-tailed Grackle and California Quail. More info
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Birdsong in Flói

Birdsong in Flói

Flói Nature Reserve

Iceland
Recordist: Magnus Bergsson
Location: Flói Nature Reserve, Iceland
Habitat: Tundra and wetland
Notes: Featuring the sounds of many local birds and migrants including Red-necked Phalarope, Arctic Tern, Red-throated Diver, Black tailed Goldwit, Common Snipe, Golden Plover, Whimbrel, & Eurasian Oystercatcher. More info
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Evening on Badger Hill

Evening on Badger Hill

near Umberleigh

United Kingdom
Recordist: David Brinicombe
Location: near Umberleigh, United Kingdom
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: A blackbird sings on a warm spring evening, and a calling raven flies high over the forest. More info
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Dawn Chorus in Pig Wood

Dawn Chorus in Pig Wood

near Umberleigh

United Kingdom
Recordist: David Brinicombe
Location: near Umberleigh, United Kingdom
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: A vibrant spring chorus from an English wood. Features the sounds of wood pigeons, pheasants, blackbirds, robins, wrens and tits. More info
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Birdsong in Kruger

Birdsong in Kruger

Kruger National Park

South Africa
Recordist: Katrin Steglich
Location: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Habitat: Savannah
Notes: Morning birdsong from the bush and savannah in South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park. More info
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Frogs at Midnight

Frogs at Midnight

near Mashiko

Japan
Recordist: Hiroki Sasajima
Location: near Mashiko, Japan
Habitat: Wetland
Notes: Various frog species call from a wetland in rural Japan. More info
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Light Rain in Grenada

Light Rain in Grenada

Calivigny Bay

Grenada
Recordist: Matt Bridges
Location: Calivigny Bay, Grenada
Habitat: Tropical rainforest and coast
Notes: The rain had slowed a little one evening and there was a stunning collection of tree frogs, insects, dripping on palm leaves and cane toads in the distance. More info
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Heart of the Rainforest

Heart of the Rainforest

Lore Lindu, Sulawesi

Indonesia
Recordist: Listening Earth
Location: Lore Lindu World Biosphere Reserve, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Exotic soundscape from the beautiful rainforests of Sulawesi. Features the calls of hornbills, fruit pigeons and Piping Crows.More info
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Asian Meadow

Asian Meadow

Thung Salaeng Luang National Park

Thailand
Recordist: Listening Earth
Location: Thung Salaeng Luang National Park, Thailand
Habitat: Tropical rainforest and coast
Notes: An exotic diversity of birdsong fills an open pine meadow in Northern Thailand. Nightjars, owls, francolins, cuckoo-shrikes, minivets, barbets, woodpeckers, bulbulls, prinias and many more species can be heard. More info
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Where the Jungle Meets the Sea
Thailand
Recordist: Listening Earth
Location: Koh Ngai, Thailand
Habitat: Tropical rainforest and coast
Notes: On a tropical island, birdsong fills the rainforest while the sounds of waves from a nearby beach are audible in the distance. More info
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Frankincense Forest

Frankincense Forest

near Köycegiz

Turkey
Recordist: Listening Earth
Location: near Köycegiz, Turkey
Habitat: ‘Liquid Amber’ forest
Notes: Birdsong wafts among the trees – Serins, Chaffinches, Long-tailed Tits, Nuthatches, Blackbird and Greenfinches are heard as they flit among the branches on a sunlit, spring morning. More info
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Echoes in a Secret Gorge

Echoes in a Secret Gorge

Demerkazik Gorge, Taurus Mountains

Turkey
Recordist: Listening Earth
Location: Demerkazik Gorge, Taurus Mountains, Turkey
Habitat: Rainshadow alpine valley
Notes: In the darkness, a Rock Thrush begins the dawn chorus and the piping calls of a Scops Owl echo eerily off the rock walls. Eventually, the whole gorge reverberates with birdsong. More info
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Pied Butcherbird at Ormiston Gorge

Pied Butcherbird at Ormiston Gorge

Ormiston Gorge, Western Macdonnell Ranges

Australia
Recordist: Listening Earth
Location: Ormiston Gorge, Western Macdonnell Ranges, NT, Australia
Habitat: Desert riverine
Notes: At 3:00am in a remote Australian gorge, the sublime song of Pied Butcherbird reverberates in the stillness of the night. More info
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The Sacred Forests of India

The Sacred Forests of India

Nagarahole National Park, Karnataka

India
Recordist: Listening Earth
Location: Nagarahole National Park, Karnataka, India
Habitat: Subtropical broadleaf forest
Notes: This recording features the sounds of elephants, monkeys, deer and tiger, while birdsong echoes among deep jungles of teak, rosewood and bamboo. More info
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Indian Jungle Dawn

Indian Jungle Dawn

Satkosia National Park, Orissa

India
Recordist: Listening Earth
Location: Satkosia National Park, Orissa, India
Habitat: Subtropical broadleaf forest
Notes: A beautiful morning of birdsong unfolds in one of India’s rare lowland forests. More info
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The Great Rann

The Great Rann

The Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

India
Recordist: Listening Earth
Location: The Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India
Habitat: Subtropical broadleaf forest
Notes: In the dry season flamingos, pelicans, cranes and waterfowl gather on mirror lakes in huge numbers, and in the dry thornscrub, doves, prinias, bulbuls, coucals and silverbills contribute to a chorus of delicate birdsong that drifts over the arid plains. More info
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Indian Woodland Birdsong

Indian Woodland Birdsong

Sunaberra National Park, western Orissa

India
Recordist: Listening Earth
Location: Sunaberra National Park, western Orissa, India
Habitat: Subtropical broadleaf forest
Notes: This sample begins with White-browed Fantails, Prinias, Barbets, Bulbuls, Orioles and other birds together weaving a melodic chorus. Later a pair of Indian Grey Hornbills fly in, and a troupe of Langurs call nearby. More info
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Forest Nocturne

Forest Nocturne

Cotigaon National Park, Goa

India
Recordist: Listening Earth
Location: Cotigaon National Park, Goa, India
Habitat: Subtropical broadleaf forest
Notes: As the last birds sing and settle down, tiny Jungle Owlets awake with soft calls. The soft ‘chapping’ of geckos is heard, and as evening deepens, nocturnal crickets develop a hypnotising chorus of chiming rhythms. More info
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Time for the Tarkine

Time for the Tarkine

Tarkine wilderness, northwest Tasmania

Australia
Recordist: Listening Earth
Location: Tarkine wilderness, northwest Tasmania, Australia
Habitat: Temperate rainforest
Notes: Australia’s Tarkine region of northwest Tasmania contains the largest expanse of temperate rainforest in the southern hemisphere. This soundscape captures the some unique sounds from this wild place, which is sadly under imminent threat from proposed mining operations. More info
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Mojave, An American Soundscape

Mojave, An American Soundscape

Southern Mojave Desert, California

United States
Recordist: Listening Earth
Location: Southern Mojave Desert, California, United States
Habitat: Scrubland desert
Notes: The first birds begin calling in the dark, their voices drifting over the open plains. From rocky slopes come the echoes of a Coyote pack in full cry, while a pair of Great Horned Owls call as they patrol their territory. As the dawn chorus grows, we hear a variety of western desert birdsong. More info
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Zebra Herd by the River

Zebra Herd by the River

Tarangire River

Tanzania
Recordist: Listening Earth
Location: Tarangire River, Tanzania
Habitat: Savannah grassland
Notes: A group of several hundred zebra come to the river to drink at midday. They are nervous of predators, and indeed we’d seen several prides of lions in the vicinity in previous days. Also heard are collared doves, plover and buffalo weavers. More info
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Night on the Savannah

Night on the Savannah

Manyara National Park

Tanzania
Recordist: Listening Earth
Location: Manyara National Park, Tanzania
Habitat: Equatorial broadleaf forest
Notes: We were camped in a forest clearing at Manyara NP, and heard lions calling very close to camp. The baboons are clearly unsettled, and you’ll also hear the calls of bush babies as well. More info
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An African Night

An African Night

Near the Tarangire River

Tanzania
Recordist: Listening Earth
Location: Near the Tarangire River, Tanzania
Habitat: Equatorial savannah
Notes: The air is filled with a rich chorus of nocturnal insects. Meanwhile bats flutter overhead, sometimes coming close and audibly echo-locating. Nightjars call mysteriously on the wing, and if you listen carefully, the deep rumbling vocalisations from a family of elephants grazing nearby can occasionally be heard. More info
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The Whistlers of Kolombangara

The Whistlers of Kolombangara

Kolombangara Island

Solomon Islands
Recordist: Listening Earth
Location: Kolombangara Island, Solomon Islands
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: The song of the Golden Whistlers of the Solomon Islands is one of nature’s marvels. This recording takes you to the island of Kolombangara to experience their melodic, rhythmic (and very loud!) voices reverberating through the rainforests that cloak the island’s volcanic flanks. More info
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Coral Beach

Coral Beach

Tepepare Island

Solomon Islands
Recordist: Listening Earth
Location: Tepepare Island, Solomon Islands
Habitat: Tropical coastline & rainforest
Notes: Gentle waves roll ashore, and as they recede, coral fragments tinkle delicately in the backwash. From the rainforest behind come the occasional calls of lorikeets, mynahs and fruit pigeons.
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Echo on the Lake

Echo on the Lake

Rogovskoye Lake, Novgorodskaya oblast

Russia
Location: Rogovskoye Lake, Novgorodskaya oblast, Russia
Habitat: Lake on a sphagnum bog
Notes: Species recorded include Black-throated Loon (Gavia arctica), Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix) and Common Gulls (Larus canus). More info
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Song of the Skylark

Song of the Skylark

Rdeysky Reserve, Novgorodskaya oblast

Russia
Location: Rdeysky Reserve, Novgorodskaya oblast, Russia
Habitat: Meadow and mixed forest
Notes: Species recorded include Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis), Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus), Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos) & Blackbird (Turdus merula). More info
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Achit-Nur Soundscape

Achit-Nur Soundscape

Lake Achit-nur

Mongolia
Location: Lake Achit-nur, Mongolia
Habitat: Lake with reeds, steppe
Notes: Soundscape from the remote Lake Achit-nur in Mongolia. Species recorded include Great Reed Warbler, Whooper Swan Common Coot and Common Black-headed Gull More info
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Morning by the Lake

Morning by the Lake

Zemaitija National Park

Lithuania
Recordist: Veljo Runnel
Location: Zemaitija National Park, Lithuania
Habitat: Lake and temperate forest
Notes: Morning by the Lake Plateliai, in Zemaitija National Park, Lithuania. Icterine Warbler is singing in the tree. Other birds nearby: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Fieldfare, Wood Pigeon, Marsh Warbler and Common Whitethroat. More info
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Mosquito Paradise

Mosquito Paradise

near Ahtme

Estonia
Recordist: Veljo Runnel
Location: near Ahtme, Estonia
Habitat: Rural fields & grassland
Notes: In summer, the swampy forests of Estonia are heaven for mosquitos, but also provide a haven for singing Willow Warblers with their distinctive descending call. The sound of cuckoo and displaying Snipe are also prominent, and a Bittern booms about midway through the recording. More info
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Summer Ambience

Summer Ambience

near Dadia, Evros

Greece
Recordist: Veljo Runnel
Location: near Dadia, Evros, Greece
Habitat: Rural fields & grassland
Notes: Summer in Dadia, Greece, near the Turkish border. Crickets gently pulse from the grasses, with the occasional sounds Great Tit, Nightingale, and Turtle Dove in the background (try to ignore the local man shouting at a dog!). More info
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Morning by the Brook
Estonia
Recordist: Veljo Runnel
Location: near Kirna, Estonia
Habitat: Temperate forest and stream
Notes: Rich spring chorus featuring the sounds of cuckoo, chaffinch and the drumming of a woodpecker. Occasional background sounds from a nearby farm. More info
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Wolf Howling

Wolf Howling

Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve

Estonia
Recordist: Veljo Runnel
Location: Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve, Estonia
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: In the largest wilderness reserve in Estonia, the howl of a lone wolf fills the summer air. More info
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Cranes – Autumn Migration

Cranes – Autumn Migration

Matsalu National Park

Estonia
Recordist: Veljo Runnel
Location: Matsalu National Park, Estonia
Habitat: Wetland
Notes: Eurasian Cranes, after roosting overnight by the Matsalu bay, head out to feed in the nearby fields and grasslands. More info
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Sunrise on the Swamp

Sunrise on the Swamp

Emajõe Suursoo Nature Reserve, Tähemaa

Estonia
Recordist: Veljo Runnel
Location: Emajõe Suursoo Nature Reserve, Tähemaa, Estonia
Habitat: Wetland
Notes: Common Toads and Moor Frogs softly croak in the foreground, while in the distance Reed Bunting, Great Snipe, Cuckoos, & Savi’s Warbler call, and a swimming Beaver paddles across the wetland. More info
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Arctic Divers on Lake Inari
Finland
Recordist: Veljo Runnel
Location: Lake Inari, Finland
Habitat: Lake and pine forest
Notes: A family of Arctic Divers call as they swim on the the lake. More info
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Underwater Mystery

Underwater Mystery

near Hilba

Estonia
Recordist: Veljo Runnel
Location: Hilba stream, Estonia
Habitat: Stream in mixed forest
Notes: Underwater recording, made with hydrophones submerged just a few centimetres in a shallow stream. The source of sound is unknown, probably underwater insects. More info
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Dawn on Mount Lewis

Dawn on Mount Lewis

Mount Lewis, Queensland

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Mount Lewis, Queensland, Australia
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Recorded at dawn in mid-altitude rainforest on Mount Lewis. Superb & Wompoo Fruit Doves call throughout, along with the sounds of White-throated Treecreeper, Noisy Pitta and Victoria’s Riflebird. More info
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Dawn at Lumholtz Lodge

Dawn at Lumholtz Lodge

Atherton Tablelands, Queensland

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Recorded by a small stream in upland rainforest. You can hear the raucous calls of Orange-footed Scrubfowl as well as the unusual wails of Spotted Catbird. Occasionally Northern Barred Frogs call from the leaf litter. More info
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Kuranda Frog Chorus

Kuranda Frog Chorus

near Kuranda, Queensland

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: near Kuranda, Queensland, Australia
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Northern Barred Frogs make the wonderfully deep croaks, while Orange-thighed Treefrogs call in chorus making the not-so-musical craaaak-craaaak-craaaaak sound. More info
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Matapa Bush Soundscape

Matapa Bush Soundscape

near Matapa Chasm

Niuē
Recordist: Grant Finlay
Location: near Matapa Chasm, Niuē
Habitat: Coastal forest
Notes: Excerpt from sound journey around this remote South Pacific island. More info
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Kalaone Reef

Kalaone Reef

Kalaone Reef

Niuē
Recordist: Grant Finlay
Location: Kalaone Reef, Niuē
Habitat: Coastal reef
Notes: Excerpt from sound journey around this remote South Pacific island. More info
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Post Office Bay

Post Office Bay

Post Office Bay, Ulva Island

New Zealand
Recordist: Grant Finlay
Location: Post Office Bay, Ulva Island, New Zealand
Habitat: Coast
Notes: The soothing sounds of waves at Post Office Bay on Ulva Island, one of New Zealand’s few remaining havens of undisturbed natural podocarp forest. More info
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Tawharanui Morning

Tawharanui Morning

Tawharanui Regional Park

New Zealand
Recordist: Grant Finlay
Location: Tawharanui Regional Park, New Zealand
Habitat: Mixed forest
Notes: Enchanting chorus from a group of Tui, one of New Zealand’s beautiful native bird species. More info
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Eubenangee Rainforest

Eubenangee Rainforest

Eubenangee Swamp, Queensland

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Eubenangee Swamp, Queensland, Australia
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Yellow Orioles are the dominant species calling with their magical liquid fluty sounds filling the humid air. More info
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Aroha Evening

Aroha Evening

Aroha Island

New Zealand
Recordist: Grant Finlay
Location: Aroha Island, New Zealand
Habitat: Mixed forest and grassland
Notes: In this evening soundscape, crickets call gently and Kiwi & Ruru (Ninox novaeseelandiae) occasionally call in the distance. More info
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Hauturu Afternoon

Hauturu Afternoon

Hauturu Island

New Zealand
Recordist: Grant Finlay
Location: Hauturu Island, New Zealand
Habitat: Mixed forest and grassland
Notes: Hauturu Island supports the most diverse assemblage of native fauna of any island in New Zealand. This soundscape includes the calls of tui, bellbird & kokako and represents an important record of what New Zealand must have sounded like before the invasion of introduced species. More info
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Niuē – Savage Island

Niuē – Savage Island

South Pacific

Niuē
Recordist: Grant Finlay
Location: Niuē, South Pacific
Habitat: Coast
Notes: 30 minutes of ocean sounds mixed as a seamless journey around the remote South Pacific Island of Niuē. More info
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Spring in the Hudson Valley

Spring in the Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley, New York State

United States
Recordist: Ray Mansell
Location: Connecticut, United States
Habitat: Temperate forest and wetland
Notes: A male Woodcock (Scolopax minor) performs a ritual flight from one side of the microphone to the other, while Spring Peepers (Pseudacris crucifer) sing from a small pond nearby. More info
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Insect Symphony

Insect Symphony

Ribeira Valley, Sao Paulo State

Brazil
Recordist: Tim Lewis
Location: Ribeira Valley, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: In the heat of the day, cicadas buzz like tiny electric saws in this Amazonian tropical rainforest. More info
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Common Eiders Displaying

Common Eiders Displaying

Shetland Islands

United Kingdom
Recordist: Hugh Harrop
Location: Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
Habitat: Sea
Notes: One of nature’s more comical sounds. Has been described as sounding like grannies gossipping over a fence! Watch video
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Pobblebonks

Pobblebonks

Stirling Ranges, WA

Australia
Recordist: Hannu Jännes
Location: Stirling Ranges, Western Australia
Habitat: Heath and wetland
Notes: Western Banjo Frogs (Limnodynastes dorsalis) are the main species calling, with Motorbike Frog (Litoria moorei) in the background, and an unknown species calling near the middle of the track. More info
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Autumn Birds

Autumn Birds

near Alentejo

Portugal
Recordist: José Freitas
Location: near Alentejo, Portugal
Habitat: Mixed temperate forest
Notes: On a sunny autumn afternoon, birds sing in a gentle breeze. More info
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Yosemite Dawn Chorus

Yosemite Dawn Chorus

Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park

United States
Recordist: Dan Dugan
Location: Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park, United States
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: Vibrant dawn chorus recoded amongst Giant Sequoias. More info
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High Lonesome Nature Reserve

High Lonesome Nature Reserve

High Lonesome Nature Reserve

Canada
Recordist: Chad Clifford
Location: High Lonesome Nature Reserve, Canada
Habitat: Temperate forest and wetland
Notes: Lovely soundscape from the Mississippi Mills region of Canada. More info
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Woodcocks and Spring Peepers
United States
Recordist: Ray Mansell
Location: Connecticut, United States
Habitat: Temperate forest and wetland
Notes: A male Woodcock (Scolopax minor) performs a ritual flight from one side of the microphone to the other, while Spring Peepers (Pseudacris crucifer) sing from a small pond nearby. More info
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Moose Encounter

Moose Encounter

Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia

Canada
Recordist: Ray Mansell
Location: Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
Habitat: Temperate forest and lake
Notes: I was recording the dawn chorus over the lake when a female moose and her calf started to approach the microphone… listen to hear the whole story. More info
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Beaver Conversation

Beaver Conversation

near Skultuna

Sweden
Recordist: Håkan Olsson
Location: near Skultuna, Sweden
Habitat: Temperate forest and wetland
Notes: One beaver is eating when another beaver comes by and they start to “talk” to each other. More info
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Marsh in the Morning

Marsh in the Morning

Całowanie Marsh Reserve, Mazovia

Poland
Recordist: Joachim Rupik
Location: Całowanie Marsh Reserve, Mazovia, Poland
Habitat: Marsh
Notes: Amongst the sounds of frogs you can hear Sedge Warblers, Nightingales, Rosefinches and other birds. More info
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Fire-bellied Toads

Fire-bellied Toads

Inowłódz

Poland
Recordist: Joachim Rupik
Location: Inowłódz, Central Poland
Habitat: A small pond in a pine forest
Notes: A few fire-bellied toads calling from pond water with blackcap song in a background. recorded in Pilica river valley a lowland river valley. More info
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Garden Warbler and Blackcap

Garden Warbler and Blackcap

Czaplinek, West Pomerania

Poland
Recordist: Joachim Rupik
Location: Czaplinek, West Pomerania, Poland
Habitat: Semi-rural (coppice)
Notes: A Garden Warbler and Blackcap sing to a background of insect sounds. Recorded on post-glacial highland terrain. More info
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Winter on the Warta River
Poland
Recordist: Joachim Rupik
Location: Uniejów, Central Poland
Habitat: Riverine
Notes: A group of Mute Swans quietly drift on the Warta river during a snowy winter. Amongst their calls and sounds of preening, you can also hear the delicate sound of snowflakes falling on the microphones from trees above. More info
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Black Redstarts

Black Redstarts

Inowłódz

Poland
Recordist: Joachim Rupik
Location: Inowłódz, Central Poland
Habitat: Temperate pine forest
Notes: Alarm and contact calls of a Black Redstarts family group recorded on the edge of fresh pine forest near a village in lowland river valley (Pilica river valley). More info
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Lundsford Corner Wetland

Lundsford Corner Wetland

Lundsford Corner, Arkansas

United States
Recordist: John Carroll
Location: Lundsford Corner, Arkansas, United States
Habitat: Wetland
Notes: Windy evening at sunset, pond near Lundsford Corner, Arkansas. Multiple different kinds of frogs were croaking/clicking, as expected, but I was not expecting much bird activity because it was hot and humid. Just after sunset, the chuck-wills-widows started up a chorus that continued for a long time. More info
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Ouachita Frog Pond

Ouachita Frog Pond

Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas

United States
Recordist: John Carroll
Location: Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas, United States
Habitat: Wetland in temperate forest
Notes: Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toad (Gastrophryne carolinensis; sound like “baaa” of sick sheep), Cope’s Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis; loud trill), Blanchard’s Cricket Frog (Acris blanchardi; clicking), Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans; like pluck of loose banjo string); Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea; high-pitched quack-like call) and others. More info
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Ouachita Evening

Ouachita Evening

Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas

United States
Recordist: John Carroll
Location: Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas, United States
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: Quiet evening, after rain, in forest near Lake Winona in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas. A Pileated Woodpecker calls throughout, along with other birds, crickets and cicadas. More info
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Grey Go-away-bird

Grey Go-away-bird

South Luangwa National Park

Zambia
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Recordist: Derek Solomon
Location: South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Habitat: Savannah
Notes: This comical bird has a distinctive and loud alarm call which sounds like it’s saying “Go-away”!
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Eyjafjallajokull Soundscape

Eyjafjallajokull Soundscape

near Eyjafjallajokull

Iceland
Recordist: Tim Lewis
Location: Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland
Habitat: Mountain plateau
Notes: Recorded high up in the mountain pastures below the famous Eyjafjallajokull Volcano on the south of the island. You can hear a diverse range of birdsong and the delicate sounds of streams flowing down from the glacier. More info
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Oropendola Colony
Brazil
Recordist: Tim Lewis
Location: Amazonas, Brazil
Habitat: Riverine rainforest
Notes: A recording of the complex chattering and social relationships of oropendolas at their nesting colony. More info
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Atlantic Forest Soundscape

Atlantic Forest Soundscape

Ribeira Valley, Sao Paulo State

Brazil
Recordist: Tim Lewis
Location: Ribeira Valley, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: An astonishing array of birdsong and the beautiful buzz of a humming bird who crossed the pathway where I was standing several times during the recording. More info
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Great Hornbills

Great Hornbills

Siem Pang Conservation Area

Cambodia
Recordist: Adrian Stoeger
Location: Siem Pang Conservation Area, Cambodia
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Wonderful soundscape featuring a pair of Great Hornbill’s. You can hear the loud, deep wingbeats at 3:57 & again at 4:52, followed by the immensely powerful call at 5:00. Frogs and insects call from the swampy undergrowth in the foreground. Watch video
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Casuarina Creek

Casuarina Creek

Macleay River Valley, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Macleay River valley, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Allo-casuarina stand in woodland
Notes: A small group of Glossy Black Cockatoos use their massive bills to crack open Allocasuarina cones to extract the tiny kernels. Watch Video
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Artist Paint Pots in Yellowstone

Artist Paint Pots in Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

United States
Recordist: Alex Braidwood
Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States
Habitat: Geothermal area
Notes: Unusual soundscape revealing the gurgles and plops of boiling mud from the ‘Artist’s Paint Pots’ geothermal site in Yellowstone National Park. More info
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Singing Humpback Whale
Tonga
Recordist: Gene Flipse
Location: Vava’u, Tonga
Habitat: Ocean
Notes: Singing male Humpback Whale recorded in the Vava’u island group of Tonga. More info
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Humpback Virtuoso

Humpback Virtuoso

Silver Bank

Dominican Republic
Recordist: Gene Flipse
Location: Silver Bank, Dominican Republic
Habitat: Ocean
Notes: On this day we were able to find and swim with a singing humpback whale. Our guests were in the water literally swimming in the music, and I was able to drift nearby in the tender while dangling our hydrophone in the water. More info
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Dawn Chorus in Monfragüe

Dawn Chorus in Monfragüe

Monfragüe National Park, Cáceres

Spain
Recordist: Eloisa Matheu
Location: Monfragüe National Park, Cáceres, Spain
Habitat: Mixed forest
Notes: Sunrise in one of Spain’s best natural reserves, Monfragüe. Countless birds sing in the cool pre-dawn light. More info
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Hyenas on the Maasai Mara
Kenya
Recordist: Eloisa Matheu
Location: Maasai Mara, Kenya
Habitat: Savannah
Notes: Hyenas call at night from around our campsite in the savannah of the Maasai Mara. More info
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African Fish Eagle

African Fish Eagle

Crescent Island, Lake Naivasha National Park

Kenya
Recordist: Eloisa Matheu
Location: Crescent Island, Lake Naivasha National Park, Kenya
Habitat: Lake
Notes: A pair of African Fish Eagles call to each other beside Lake Naivasha. More info
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Sound of the Autumn Rut

Sound of the Autumn Rut

Serra de Boumort, Lleida

Spain
Recordist: Eloisa Matheu
Location: Serra de Boumort, Lleida, Spain
Habitat: Montane pine forest and meadow
Notes: In autumn, Red Deer stags start their annual ‘rut’. Male deer roar to keep their harem of females together. The females are initially attracted to those males that both roar most often and the loudest. Watch video
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Nightingales by the River
Spain
Recordist: Eloisa Matheu
Location: Obón, Teruel, Spain
Habitat: Riverine forest
Notes: Nightingales sing by a flowing river along with other bird species. More info
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Trolob Niu Sacred Site

Trolob Niu Sacred Site

Virachey National Park

Cambodia
Recordist: Adrian Stoeger
Location: Virachey National Park, Cambodia
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: In Cambodia’s Virachey National Park, locals guided us to the remote Trolob Niu Sacred Site where I made this recording in a swampy clearing surrounded by tall forest. More info
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Forest in Ratanakiri

Forest in Ratanakiri

Virachey National Park

Cambodia
Recordist: Adrian Stoeger
Location: Virachey National Park, Cambodia
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Lovely rainforest ambience from Virachey National Park, a key protected area in the north of Cambodia threatened by illegal logging. More info
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Waves in the Gulf of Thailand

Waves in the Gulf of Thailand

Koh Thmei/Ream National Park

Cambodia
Recordist: Adrian Stoeger
Location: Koh Thmei/Ream National Park, Cambodia
Habitat: Tropical coastline
Notes: Gentle waves roll against the shores of a tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand, off the coast of southern Cambodia. More info
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Fallow Deer During Rut

Fallow Deer During Rut

Burgh-haamstede

The Netherlands
Location: Burgh-haamstede, The Netherlands
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: Recording of a fallow deer groaning and snorting during the rut. Watch video
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American Green Tree Frogs

American Green Tree Frogs

Monroe County, Indiana

United States
Recordist: Kin Corning
Location: Monroe County, Indiana, United States
Habitat: Wetland and woodland
Notes: Green Frogs were regular callers from this small pond in southern Indiana, but this was the only time I heard such a chorus from multiple individuals. More info
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Dawn Chorus in Surrey
United Kingdom
Recordist: Kin Corning
Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Habitat: Rural garden
Notes: Woodpigeons call continuously along with the regular call and wingbeat of Pheasant. Many other common garden and countryside species can be heard throughout the recording. More info
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Blackbird Song in the Mountains
Croatia
Recordist: Ivo Vicic
Location: Platak, Radesevo, Croatia
Habitat: Forest
Notes: Tranquil dusk soundscape featuring Blackbirds singing sweetly along with Chaffinch, European Robin and Eurasian Cuckoo. More info
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Underwater World

Underwater World

near Preluk Bay

Croatia
Recordist: Ivo Vicic
Location: near Preluk Bay, Croatia
Habitat: Sea
Notes: Nice underwater hydrophone recording of waves and gentle splashing. Microphones placed at a depth of about one metre, recorded off the coast of Croatia. More info
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Spring by the Rječina River
Croatia
Recordist: Ivo Vicic
Location: Rječina River, Croatia
Habitat: Riverine forest
Notes: Relaxing sounds of spring as the Rječina River flows through forest in the mountains of Croatia. More info
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Crna Mlaka Wetlands at Night
Croatia
Recordist: Ivo Vicic
Location: Crna mlaka, Croatia
Habitat: Wetland
Notes: Night soundscape from Crna mlaka wetlands, a ‘Ramsar’ (internationally important wetland) sanctuary in Croatia.More info
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Dawn Chorus near Rijeka
Croatia
Recordist: Ivo Vicic
Location: Rijeka, Croatia
Habitat: Forest & karst pond
Notes: Dawn chorus in a forest near a small pond. Species recorded include: Nuthatch, European Robin, Blackbird, woodpecker sp., Common Buzzard, Chiffchaff, Eurasian Jay, and a distant Nightingale. More info
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Učka Nature Park

Učka Nature Park

Učka Nature Park

Croatia
Recordist: Ivo Vicic
Location: Učka Nature Park, Croatia
Habitat: Mediterranean forest & meadow
Notes: A Roe Deer barks to a melodic background of Tits (Paridae), European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius), Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) and other birds. More info
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Amphibian Chorus

Amphibian Chorus

Zabrze, Silesia

Poland
Recordist: Jacek Krywult
Location: Zabrze, Silesia, Poland
Habitat: Temperate forest by a lake
Notes: On this lakeshore in Poland, frogs and toads call for a mate, and a Black Woodpecker drums in the background along with the calls of other bird species. More info
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Song of the Golden Oriole

Song of the Golden Oriole

Jeleniak-Mikuliny Forest

Poland
Recordist: Jacek Krywult
Location: Jeleniak-Mikuliny Forest, Poland
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: The mellow, fluty song of Eurasian Golden Oriole is a welcome sign of spring in Europe’s temperate forests. More info
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Forest Full of Woodpeckers

Forest Full of Woodpeckers

Las Dąbrowa Forest

Poland
Recordist: Jacek Krywult
Location: Las Dąbrowa Forest, Poland
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: The drumming of Great Spotted and Grey-headed Woodpeckers echo in this temperate forest in early spring. More info
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Łężczok Wetlands Soundscape

Łężczok Wetlands Soundscape

Łężczok Reserve

Poland
Recordist: Jacek Krywult
Location: Łężczok Reserve, Poland
Habitat: Wetland
Notes: Geese and swan call across the wetland, and acorns occasionally fall down from overhanging oak trees and plop into the water. More info
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El Yunque

El Yunque

El Yunque National Forest

Puerto Rico
Recordist: David Michael
Location: El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Superb two hour recording from Puerto Rico’s El Yunque tropical rainforest at night. Features the wonderful calls of Coqui frogs along with gentle rain. More info
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Echoes of the Night

Echoes of the Night

Serra do Mar, Ubatuba

Brazil
Location: Serra do Mar, Ubatuba, Brazil
Habitat: Sub-tropical forest
Notes: Night in the Atlantic forest. A 10 minute track featuring the nocturnal sounds of the Serra do Mar near Ubatuba, Brazil. More info
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The Voice of the Amazon

The Voice of the Amazon

near Linhares, Espirito Santo

Brazil
Location: near Linhares, Espirito Santo, Brazil
Habitat: Sub-tropical forest
Notes: The voice of the Screaming Piha is extraordinary. For a relatively small bird it’s call is exceptionally loud and one of the most evocative sounds of the Amazon rainforests. Watch video
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Serra dos Órgãos Soundscape

Serra dos Órgãos Soundscape

Serra dos Órgãos, Cachoeiras de Macacu

Brazil
Location: Cachoeiras de Macacu, Brazil
Habitat: Sub-tropical forest
Notes: A lovely 11 minute recording featuring a thrush (Creamy-bellied Thrush?) singing in Brazil’s Atlantic forest. Especially good after 6:30 when a woodpecker starts drumming. More info
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Night by an African River

Night by an African River

near Mkoba, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe
Recordist: Kim + Craig
Location: near Mkoba, Zimbabwe
Habitat: Riverine
Notes: Frogs, crickets and other night creatures call in this rich nocturnal soundscape by a river in the midlands of Zimbabwe. More info
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Lions Roaring Before Dawn
Zimbabwe
Recordist: Kim + Craig
Location: near Mkoba, Zimbabwe
Habitat: Open savannah
Notes: Excellent recording up close (too close?!) and personal with a pride of lions roaring pre-dawn to a backdrop of night bush sounds in the Zimbabwe midlands. Watch video
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Brent Geese grazing

Brent Geese grazing

Schiermonnikoog

The Netherlands
Recordist: Daan Hendriks
Location: Schiermonnikoog Island, The Netherlands
Habitat: Exposed eelgrass beds at low-tide
Notes: Snippet of a 20+ min recording of a large group of Black-bellied Brent geese, relaxing and eating on the mudflats of the Dutch island of Schiermonnikoog during low tide. More info
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Oropendola Magic

Oropendola Magic

Madidi National Park, Franz Tamayo

Bolivia
Recordist: Daan Hendriks
Location: Madidi National Park, Bolivia
Habitat: Sub-tropical forest
Notes: About 12 species of Oropendola are found in Central and South America, and each has it’s own complex and beautiful song – this is possibly an Olive Oropendola. More info
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Speckled Chachalaca Chorus
Bolivia
Recordist: Daan Hendriks
Location: Coroico hills, Bolivia
Habitat: Sub-tropical forest
Notes: At dawn in the Coroico hills, Speckled Chachalacas dominate the soundscape with their antiphonal cackling. More info
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Song of the Wild Canary

Song of the Wild Canary

Barranco de Badajoz, Tenerife

Canary Islands
Recordist: Atilio Doreste
Location: Barranco de Badajoz, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: Famous for their superb singing, the canary has become one of the most popular cage birds in the world. This recording captures the ‘original’ song of the wild Canary. More info
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Quiet Evening in the Pine Forest
Canary Islands
Recordist: Atilio Doreste
Location: Vilaflor, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Habitat: Temperate pine forest
Notes: A gentle breeze whispers in the pine trees as insects buzz and birds call softly in the fresh mountain air. More info
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Dawn in the Barranco de Badajoz

Dawn in the Barranco de Badajoz

Barranco de Badajoz, Tenerife

Canary Islands
Recordist: Atilio Doreste
Location: Barranco de Badajoz, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: 30 min dawn chorus recorded as part of the “International Dawn Chorus Day 2013″ project. Wild canaries, blackbirds, robins and a number of other bird species call in this secluded, deep gorge. More info
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Bryansk Forest Soundscape

Bryansk Forest Soundscape

near Beryozovka, Bryanskaya

Russia
Location: near Beryozovka, Bryanskaya, Russia
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: Deep in the forest, Black, Great Spotted and Middle-spotted Woodpecker call and drum, while Great & Blue Tits sing phrases to welcome the spring. More info
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Two Song Thrushes

Two Song Thrushes

Tver Region

Russia
Location: Tver Region, Russia
Habitat: Temperate mixed forest
Notes: The aptly named Song Thrush is famous for it’s melodic calls, and in this recording two birds can be heard singing in late spring. Notice the repeating of song phrases typical of this species. More info
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Song of the Siberian Rubythroat

Song of the Siberian Rubythroat

near Yakutia, Siberia

Russia
Location: near Olyokminsk, Siberia, Russia
Habitat: Temperate mixed floodplain forest
Notes: The complex and beautiful song of the Siberian Rubythroat (Luscinia calliope). Watch video
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Yellow-cheeked Gibbons Singing

Yellow-cheeked Gibbons Singing

Cat Tien National Park

Vietnam
Location: Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam
Habitat: Lowland tropical rainforest
Notes: A pair of Yellow-cheeked Gibbons perform their incredible duet song. The male takes the lead with the female joining for intense ‘great call’ after approx 1 minute. Watch video
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Evening Meadow

Evening Meadow

Rdeisky State Reserve, Veliky Novgorod

Russia
Location: Rdeisky State Reserve, Veliky Novgorod, Russia
Habitat: Meadow at forest edge
Notes: Greenshanks make the repetetive -tu-wit’ call, and Black Grouse coo and gurgle in the background, occasionally making their hoarse advertising call. Other bird species include Willow Warbler, Skylark, Reed Bunting & Cuckoo. More info
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Sounds of the Northern Steppes
Russia
Location: Altai region, Russia
Habitat: River poplar forest surrounded by grassy steppes
Notes: The sounds of Hoopoe, Ruddy Shelduck and Black Kite (and a few cows in the background!) in a stand of riverside forest in the remote Russian northern steppes. More info
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Thrush Nightingale

Thrush Nightingale

Rdeisky State Reserve, Veliky Novgorod

Russia
Location: Rdeisky State Reserve, Veliky Novgorod, Russia
Habitat: Willow bushes by a pond
Notes: Common Toads croak gently in the background as a Thrush Nightingale sings it beautiful and very loud song.More info
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Microcosmos Voices

Microcosmos Voices

Rdeisky State Reserve, Veliky Novgorod

Russia
Location: Rdeisky State Reserve, Veliky Novgorod, Russia
Habitat: Meadow
Notes: In a Russian meadow, the unusual, wispy rattles of grasshoppers and bush-crickets, along with the sounds of other insects and birds make for a relaxing, gentle rhythm.More info
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Crickets in the Jungle

Crickets in the Jungle

Cat Tien National Park

Vietnam
Location: Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam
Habitat: Lowland tropical rainforest
Notes: Crickets and other insects fill the humid night air with their rhythmic pulsing.More info
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Vargdalen Dawn

Vargdalen Dawn

Söderåsen National Park, Ljungbyhed

Sweden
Recordist: Håkan Karlsson
Location: Söderåsen National Park, Ljungbyhed, Sweden
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: Lovely dawn chorus from Söderåsen National Park with the melodies of birds and gentle wind in the background.
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Recordist: Håkan Karlsson
Location: Scania, Sweden
Habitat: Frozen lake
Notes: Ice booms and cracks on a frozen Swedish lake. Birds sing softly in the background as the winter ice slowly melts and breaks from the warming spring air.More info
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Song of Arrivals

Song of Arrivals

Rönneå River, Scania

Sweden
Recordist: Håkan Karlsson
Location: Rönneå River, Scania, Sweden
Habitat: Flooded meadow by a river
Notes: The calls of hundreds of Whooper Swans after they arrive to feed on flooded meadows by the river Rönneå. More info
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Crane Symphony at Lake Hornborga

Crane Symphony at Lake Hornborga

Lake Hornborga, Westgothia

Sweden
Recordist: Håkan Karlsson
Location: Lake Hornborga, Westgothia, Sweden
Habitat: Marsh and lake
Notes: The sounds of tens of thousands of cranes calling, singing and dancing as they arrive at their spring feeding grounds at Lake Hornborga.Watch video
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Small-eared Galagos (Bushbabies)

Small-eared Galagos (Bushbabies)

Lake Manyara National Park

Tanzania
Recordist: Kin Corning
Location: Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
Habitat: Mahogany/fig woodland
Notes: In this clip are two exchanges of calls from trees close to the microphone. Between the Galago calls, distant Hippopotamus make their characteristic grunts. More info
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Elephant Browsing at Night

Elephant Browsing at Night

Ruaha National Park

Tanzania
Recordist: Kin Corning
Location: Ruaha NP, Tanzania
Habitat: Savannah
Notes: Elephant tearing branches from a small tree. Amid the crashing of vegetation, you can hear the grinding of the Elephant chewing, and some other unexpected sounds I have annotated on the timeline. More info
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Lion Echoes and Bats

Lion Echoes and Bats

Ruaha National Park

Tanzania
Recordist: Kin Corning
Location: Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
Habitat: Savannah
Notes: The roars of distant Lions echo on the walls of the dry riverbed in front of our tent. In the foreground, are the wingbeats of insect-hunting bats. Watch video
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Lyrebird Creek

Lyrebird Creek

Dharug National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Dharug National Park, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Tall eucalypt forest
Notes: Excerpt from a 38 minute track recorded by a small creek in a gully, with a number of bird species calling from the nearby bushland, including Superb Lyrebird. More info
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Snow Gum Forest

Snow Gum Forest

Kanangra-Boyd National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Kanangra-Boyd National Park, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Snow Gum forest
Notes: Birds, mammals and frogs all thrive in this protected area, and this album features three distinct soundscapes recorded over the period of a day in the reserve. More info
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Little Blowhole

Little Blowhole

Kiama, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Kiama, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Rocky coast
Notes: Not as well-know as the large blowhole near the centre of town, the ‘little blowhole’ can be just as impressive. More info
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Song of the Albert’s Lyrebird

Song of the Albert’s Lyrebird

Border Ranges National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Border Ranges National Park, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Temperate montane rainforest
Notes: Albert’s Lyrebird singing in Antarctic Beech forest – a rare and lesser known cousin to the famous Superb Lyrebird, but with an equally beautiful song. More info
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Winter Woodland

Winter Woodland

Kings Plains National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Kings Plains National Park, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Box-Ironbark woodland
Notes: Many species of honeyeater call, as well as thornbills, kookaburra, Australian Raven, magpies, butcherbirds and even the cough of an Eastern Grey Kangaroo at 3:52. More info
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Bushfire in Kakadu

Bushfire in Kakadu

Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Habitat: Tropical woodland
Notes: Bushfires are part of the annual cycles in Kakadu. In the dry woodlands and grasslands, controlled burns are carried out in the early dry season to stimulate new plant growth. More info
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Black Flying Fox

Black Flying Fox

Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Habitat: Tropical woodland
Notes: Black Flying Foxes feeding on eucalyptus blossoms at night. Listen with headphones and toward the end of this sample you can hear a flying fox circle the microphone. More info
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Shetland Autumn Sounds

Shetland Autumn Sounds

Shetland Islands

United Kingdom
Recordist: Hugh Harrop
Location: Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
Habitat: Coastal moorland
Notes: A composite mix of autumn bird sounds recorded in various locations in Shetland. More info
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Summer Thunderstorm

Summer Thunderstorm

Risnjak National Park

Croatia
Recordist: Ivo Vicic
Location: Risnjak National Park, Croatia
Habitat: Forest
Notes: Moody recording from the mountains of Croatia – rain falling in a forest with crackling, grumbling thunder. More info
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Monteverde – Cloud Forest

Monteverde – Cloud Forest

Monteverde National Park

Costa Rica
Location: Monteverde National Park, Costa Rica
Habitat: Cloud forest
Notes: Above the trees, the sky fills with clouds that cool and cover this dense treasure of life. We can hear the forest going from dawn into early morning. More info
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Rincón de la Vieja Dusk

Rincón de la Vieja Dusk

Rincón de la Vieja National Park

Costa Rica
Location: Rincón de la Vieja National Park, Costa Rica
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Birds sing at the end of the day, while nocturnal species awaken. Howler Monkeys fill the air with their gruff, heavy voices in the distance. More info
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Manuel Antonio Dawn

Manuel Antonio Dawn

Manuel Antonio National Park

Costa Rica
Location: Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: A group of squirrel monkeys make playful squeaks and growls from the canopy, as birds start to sing as the new day breaks. More info
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Amphibian Chorus at Night

Amphibian Chorus at Night

Playa Marbella, Pacific Coast

Costa Rica
Location: Playa Marbella, Pacific coast, Costa Rica
Habitat: Coastal forest
Notes: After a storm, the rhythms of insects and frogs dominate the night soundscape. More info
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A Night on Bat Island

A Night on Bat Island

Archipiélago Murciélago

Costa Rica
Location: Archipiélago Murciélago, Costa Rica
Habitat: Coastal forest
Notes: The sounds of waves and insects on an island in the northern part of Costa Rica.More info
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Frogs by the Beach

Frogs by the Beach

Corcovado National Park

Costa Rica
Recordist: Chris Renna
Location: Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
Habitat: Coastal forest
Notes: The sounds of waves and insects on an island in the northern part of Costa Rica.More info
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Sabalillo Reserve at Night

Sabalillo Reserve at Night

Sabalillo Forest Reserve, Amazon

Peru
Recordist: Chris Renna
Location: Sabalillo Forest Reserve, Peru
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Recorded at Sabalillo Reserve operated by Project Amazonas. Listen at 0.07 for sound of what locals call ‘the Barking Frog’. More info
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Bullfrog Chorus

Bullfrog Chorus

Harvard, Massachusetts

United States
Recordist: Chris Renna
Location: Harvard, Massachusetts, United States
Habitat: Wetland
Notes: Bullfrogs, Catbirds, Gray Tree Frogs and a number of other species can be heard on the recording. More info
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Evening Marsh in the Spring

Evening Marsh in the Spring

Assabet River Wildlife Refuge, MA

United States
Recordist: Chris Renna
Location: Assabet River Wildlife Refuge, MA, United States
Habitat: Wetland
Notes: 24 minute evening soundscape by a marsh featuring the sounds of frogs and birds. (Listen to geese flying in at approx 6:45) More info
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Mid-summers Night by the Pond
The Netherlands
Recordist: Ralph Koper
Location: Castricum, The Netherlands
Habitat: Wetland
Notes: On a mid-summer’s night by a pond in the Netherlands, frogs croak and squelch while birds call softly in the background. More info
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Where the Jungle Meets the Sea

Where the Jungle Meets the Sea

Ujung Kulon National Park, Java

Indonesia
Recordist: Ralph Koper
Location: Ujung Kulon National Park, Java, Indonesia
Habitat: Coastal rainforest
Notes: Relaxing sounds of gentle waves lapping the shore with the sounds of birds and the singing of rare Silvery Gibbons. More info
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Amazon Ambience

Amazon Ambience

near Iquitos

Peru
Recordist: Ralph Koper
Location: near Iquitos, Peru
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Ambient soundscape with insects and distant birdsong in the Peruvian Amazon. More info
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Capercaillie Lekking

Capercaillie Lekking

Southern Finland

Finland
Recordist: Hannu Jännes
Location: Southern Finland
Habitat: Taiga forest
Notes: Close-up recording of a lekking Capercaillie male (Tetrao urogallus). Watch video
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Bluethroat and Bumblebees
Finland
Recordist: Hannu Jännes
Location: Karigasniemi, Finland
Habitat: Tundra
Notes: Recorded at 1am in midnight sun. This recording won the overall Silver Fox prize of WSRS’s annual competition. More info
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Displaying King Eiders

Displaying King Eiders

Båtsfjord harbour

Norway
Recordist: Hannu Jännes
Location: Båtsfjord harbour, Norway
Habitat: Sea harbour
Notes: Flock of displaying King Eider, males giving a soft, vibrating cooing and females a hard chuckling call. Long-tailed Ducks & gulls in background. Watch video
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Southern Royal Albatross Displaying
New Zealand
Recordist: Hannu Jännes
Location: Campbell Island, New Zealand
Habitat: Grassy sub-antarctic island
Notes: Group of immature Southern Royal Albatrosses (Diomedea e. epomophora) displaying on the grassy slopes of Campbell Island. More info
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Arribas de Sao Joao

Arribas de Sao Joao

Douro River, Miranda do Douro

Portugal
Location: Miranda do Douro, Portugal
Habitat: River
Notes: A journey through several soundscapes that can be experienced in the Portuguese part of the Douro river. More info
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The Source of the River Abion

The Source of the River Abion

La Fuentona, Soria

Spain
Location: La Fuentona, Soria, Spain
Habitat: Small lake and stream
Notes: Part of a series of recordings which mapped and documented the source of one of Spain’s primary river systems, El Duero. More info
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The Source of the Duero

The Source of the Duero

Picos de Urbion, Castilla y Leon

Spain
Location: Picos de Urbion, Spain
Habitat: Temperate montane forest
Notes: Delicate recording featuring the sound of rain drops in a small puddle with wind and birdsong in the background. More info
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Ice Booming at Dog Lake

Ice Booming at Dog Lake

Yosemite National Park, California

United States
Recordist: Dan Dugan
Location: Yosemite National Park, California, United States
Habitat: Frozen lake
Notes: Amazing sounds of Dog Lake in winter booming loudly and rattling due to variations in air temperature. More info
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Oakwood Valley Dawn Chorus

Oakwood Valley Dawn Chorus

Golden Gate National Park, California

United States
Recordist: Dan Dugan
Location: Golden Gate NP, California, United States
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: Species recorded include: Wild Turkey, Black-headed Grosbeak, Swainson’s Thrush and possible Song Sparrow. More info
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Early Spring in the Sonoran Desert

Early Spring in the Sonoran Desert

Sonoran Desert, Arizona

United States
Recordist: Christine Hass
Location: Sonoran Desert, Arizona, United States
Habitat: Desert
Notes: Morning bird song in the Sonoran Desert featuring Gambel’s Quail, Eurasian Collared Dove, Mourning Dove, Cactus Wren & Great-tailed Grackle. More info
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San Pedro River Soundscape

San Pedro River Soundscape

San Pedro River, Arizona

United States
Recordist: Christine Hass
Location: San Pedro River, Arizona, United States
Habitat: Riverine
Notes: Relaxing soundscape of the San Pedro River gurgling accompanied by sweet birdsong. More info
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Desert Cicadas

Desert Cicadas

east of Tucson, Arizona

United States
Recordist: Christine Hass
Location: east of Tucson, Arizona, United States
Habitat: Riverine
Notes: Not the 17-year, or even the 13-year type, these cicadas are heard every year although they likely have a 2-3 year life cycle. Possibly Tibicen chiricahua. More info
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Lazy Morning on the Carson River

Lazy Morning on the Carson River

Carson River, Nevada

United States
Recordist: Christine Hass
Location: Carson River, Nevada, United States
Habitat: Riverine
Notes: Tranquil river soundscape with the sounds of gently flowing water and birdsong. More info
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Quemado Dawn Chorus

Quemado Dawn Chorus

near Quemado, New Mexico

United States
Recordist: Christine Hass
Location: near Quemado, New Mexico, United States
Habitat: Open grassland
Notes: Dawn chorus on the open plains. Features Northern Mockingbird, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird and Eastern Meadowlark. More info
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Ribieira Abaixo Soundscape

Ribieira Abaixo Soundscape

Ribieira Abaixo

Portugal
Recordist: José Freitas
Location: Ribieira Abaixo, Varzea, Portugal
Habitat: Mixed forest by a river
Notes: Gentle, relaxing 25 minute soundscape featuring the songs of Nightingale, Golden Oriole and Eurasian Cuckoo. More info
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Yuba Pass Soundscape

Yuba Pass Soundscape

Yuba Pass, Sierra Nevada

United States
Recordist: Klas Standberg
Location: Yuba Pass, Sierra Nevada, United States
Habitat: Forest and wetland
Notes: Lovely recording of frogs and birdsong in the Sierra Nevada. More info
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Telinga Morning

Telinga Morning

Telinga

Sweden
Recordist: Klas Standberg
Location: Telinga, Sweden
Habitat: Cleared area with wetlands
Notes: Recorded at 3am in modified habitat which has been cleared of natural forest. Species recorded include Common Snipe, Whinchat and Tree Pipit. More info
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Early Morning at Loch Urr

Early Morning at Loch Urr

Loch Urr, Dumfries and Galloway

Scotland
Recordist: Pete Smith
Location: Loch Urr, Scotland
Habitat: Marsh and wetland
Notes: Beautiful soundscape featuring the display calls of Curlew and the non-vocal drumming flight sounds of Snipe. More info
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Dawn Chorus at Castle Wood

Dawn Chorus at Castle Wood

Castle Wood, East Lothian

Scotland
Recordist: Pete Smith
Location: Castle Wood, East Lothian, Scotland
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: Light rain & sweet dawn birdsong along with the barks of two Roe Deer. More info
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Early Morning Forest

Early Morning Forest

Kakum National Park

Ghana
Recordist: Tim Lewis
Location: Kakum National Park, Ghana
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: “We slept in the forest and woke to film a stunning sunrise from a wooden platform high in the canopy.” Tim Lewis More info
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American Bittern

American Bittern

Purdon Conservation Area, Ontario

Canada
Recordist: Chad Clifford
Location: Purdon Conservation Area, Ontario, Canada
Habitat: Wetland
Notes: Notice the sound of the bittern gulping and inhaling air before it begins to call. This call is not the typical foghorn boom-type call. More info
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Little Egret Colony

Little Egret Colony

Garzaia di Celpenchio

Italy
Recordist: Gianni Pavan
Location: Garzaia di Celpenchio, Italy
Habitat: Wetland
Notes: Comical gargling, gobbling and chuckling sounds of Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) in a nesting colony in the Garzaia di Celpenchio nature reserve. More info
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Echoes in the Alps

Echoes in the Alps

Altopiano del Cansiglio

Italy
Recordist: Gianni Pavan
Location: Altopiano del Cansiglio, Italy
Habitat: Grassland & woodland
Notes: Red Deer roaring and fighting on a cold, foggy evening in the Italian Alps. Notice the incredible natural reverberation. More info
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Jungle Book Forest

Jungle Book Forest

Chitwan National Park

Nepal
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Chitwan National Park, Nepal
Habitat: Sal & riverine forest
Notes: Spring birdsong including orioles, barbets, doves, magpie-robins, ioras, coucals, junglefowl and peafowl. The barking alarm call of a large Sambar deer can be heard regularly, a sure sign of a big cat nearby. More info
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First Day of Spring

First Day of Spring

Blue Mountains National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Dry sclerophyl forest
Notes: Despite the chilly morning, the dawn birdsong was spectacular, as if the birds knew spring had arrived. More info
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Giant Banjo Frog Chorus

Giant Banjo Frog Chorus

Backyamma State Forest, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Wild Ambience
Location: Backyamma State Forest, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Dry woodland
Notes: Giant Banjo Frogs make the deep ‘bonk’ calls. You can also hear the staccato croaks of Spotted Marsh Frog & the higher pitched ‘squelch’ of the Eastern Sign-bearing Froglet. More info
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Nombinnie Spring

Nombinnie Spring

Nombinnie Nature Reserve, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Nombinnie Nature Reserve, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Mallee & dry woodland
Notes: Rufous Songlarks sing their scratchy metallic song while Spiny-cheeked honeyeater, Crested Bellbird and Restless Flycatcher call in the background. More info
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First Light at Chiltern

First Light at Chiltern

Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park, VIC

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park, Victoria, Australia
Habitat: Box Ironbark woodland
Notes: Recorded at 5:45am in one of Australia’s last remaining box-ironbark woodlands. Australian Magpies, Willie Wagtails and many other species sing in this vibrant dawn chorus. More info
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Nourlangie

Nourlangie

Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Habitat: Dry woodland and monsoon forest
Notes: Species recorded include: Northern Fantail, Silver-crowned Friarbird, Pied Butcherbird, Spangled Drongo and Sandstone Shrike Thrush. More info
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By a Tranquil Stream

By a Tranquil Stream

Royal National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Royal National Park, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Temperate rainforest & tall eucalypt forest
Notes: Imagine sitting by a tranquil stream in a rainforest, listening to the dawn chorus………. More info
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Monsoon Forest Dawn

Monsoon Forest Dawn

Fogg Dam, Northern Territory

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Fogg Dam Conservation Area, Northern Territory, Australia
Habitat: Lowland monsoon forest
Notes: The melodious liquid calls of Yellow Oriole are a feature of this habitat, as are the deep booms of pigeons and fruit doves. More info
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Sunrise by a Billabong

Sunrise by a Billabong

near Longreach, Queensland

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: near Longreach, Queensland, Australia
Habitat: Billabong in semi-desert
Notes: Pied Butcherbirds, Galahs, Cockatiels and Budgerigars call from the trees surrounding a small billabong (water hole) in Queensland’s arid outback. More info
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Bukit Fraser – Rainforest Dawn

Bukit Fraser – Rainforest Dawn

Fraser's Hill, Pahang Province

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Fraser’s Hill, Pahang Province, Malaysia
Habitat: Montane tropical rainforest
Notes: The cool montane forest hosts a wide diversity of animal and plant species which specialize in this more temperate habitat. More info
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Kinabatangan Dawn

Kinabatangan Dawn

Lower Kinabatangan River, Sabah

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Lower Kinabatangan River, Sabah, Malaysia
Habitat: Lowland tropical rainforest
Notes: Recorded over a period of several days in tropical rainforest on the banks of the Kinabatangan. More info
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Dawn in the Highlands

Dawn in the Highlands

Kumul Lodge, Enga Province

Papua New Guinea
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Kumul Lodge, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea
Habitat: Montane rainforest
Notes: Mountain Mouse Warblers and other birds sing at dawn in cloud forest in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. More info
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A Day in Bardia

A Day in Bardia

Bardia National Park

Nepal
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Bardia National Park, Nepal
Habitat: Riverine & sal forest
Notes: Recorded in early spring, when many of the resident birds and newly-arrived migrant species start to breed. More info
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