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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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Black Flying-Fox Colony

Black Flying-Fox Colony

Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory

Australia
Recordist: Stephen Frost
Location: Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Habitat: Tropical woodland
Notes: A noisy colony of Black Flying-Foxes returning to roost for the day on the banks of Katherine river. More info
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River in Old Growth Forest

River in Old Growth Forest

Salmon River, Oregon

United States
Recordist: Steve Cole
Location: Salmon River, Oregon, United States
Habitat: River in Old Growth Forest
Notes: Early morning sounds along the Salmon River after overnight rains in the Mount Hood National Forest. More info
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Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes

Armstrong Bend, East Tennessee

United States
Recordist: Balie Todd
Location: Armstrong Bend, East Tennessee, United States
Habitat: Wetland
Notes: The sounds of thousands of Sandhill Cranes on cold day with sleet falling. More info
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Bellbirds in the Rain

Bellbirds in the Rain

The Glen Nature Reserve, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: The Glen Nature Reserve, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Temperate rainforest
Notes: The sounds of light rain in the forest, along with the calls of Bell Miners, Superb Lyrebird, Eastern Whipbirds and a few other species. More info
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Andalucian Dawn

Andalucian Dawn

Sierra de las Nieves, Andalucia

Spain
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Sierra de las Nieves, Andalucia, Spain
Habitat: Mixed temperate forest
Notes: Late spring in the temperate forests of the Sierra de las Nieves, Andalucia, Spain. Dawn rises with Blackbirds and a Tawny Owl, later the spring air warms and becomes full of birdsong. More info
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Evening in the Forest

Evening in the Forest

Doi Inthanon National Park

Thailand
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Doi Inthanon NP, Thailand
Habitat: Montane rainforest
Notes: Mountain Scops Owl, Barking Deer and various insects can be heard on the forest soundscape recorded in the evening on the slopes of Doi Inthanon in northern Thailand. More info
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Tasmania’s Ancient Rainforest

Tasmania’s Ancient Rainforest

Mt Field National Park, Tasmania

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Mt Field National Park, Tasmania, Australia
Habitat: Temperate rainforest
Notes: The rich sounds of Tasmania’s ancient rainforests, including the calls of Black Currawong, Pink Robin, Crescent Honeyeater and Green Rosella. More info
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Tawi Atayr

Tawi Atayr

Dhofar

Oman
Recordist: Timo Janhonen
Location: Dhofar, Oman
Habitat: Dry shrubland
Notes: The whistles of Tristram’s Grackles and the short song strophes of African Rock Buntings can be heard in this soundscape from Oman. More info
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Clayoquot Rain Forest

Clayoquot Rain Forest

Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Canada
Recordist: Mark Brennan
Location: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Habitat: Coast and rainforest
Notes: The dawn chorus near the Kennedy River, Vancouver Island, Canada. One of the words most pristine coastal rain forests. More info
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Lone Wolf Howling

Lone Wolf Howling

White Mountain, Arizona

United States
Recordist: Christine Hass
Location: White Mountain, Arizona, United States
Habitat: Pine forest and meadow
Notes: A distant lone wolf calls near a canyon rim in eastern Arizona. More info
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Quadra Island Cove

Quadra Island Cove

Quadra Island, British Columbia

Canada
Recordist: Mark Brennan
Location: Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada
Habitat: Coast and forest
Notes: The morning sounds of a gentle dawn in a cove on Quadra Island In British Columbia. More info
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Pacific Chorus Frog

Pacific Chorus Frog

Saltspring Island, British Columbia

Canada
Recordist: Mark Brennan
Location: Saltspring Island, British Columbia, Canada
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: Pacific Chorus Frogs call in the rain on Saltspring Island. More info
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Evening Rhythms

Evening Rhythms

Kuranda, QLD

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Kuranda, QLD, Australia
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Large-tailed Nightjars call, along with katydids, crickets & frogs in the far north Queensland rainforest. More info
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Nernier Soundscape

Nernier Soundscape

Nernier, Haute-Savoie

France
Recordist: Colin Hunter
Location: Nernier, Haute-Savoie, France
Habitat: Woodland
Notes: Birdsong at dawn in a French woodland. More info
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Wader Soundscape

Wader Soundscape

Veliky Novgorod

Russia
Location: Rdeyski State Reserve, Veliky Novgorod, Russia
Habitat: Meadow
Notes: Northern Lapwings make their cosmic display flight vocalisations, along with the calls of Eurasian Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit and Eurasian Golden Plover. More info
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Birdsong and Rain

Birdsong and Rain

Whitwell Hall, Norfolk

United Kingdom
Recordist: Colin Hunter
Location: Whitwell Hall, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Habitat: Woodland
Notes: Birdsong and rainfall recorded at 5am in woodland surrounding Whitwell Hall in Norfolk. More info
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Flamingoes of the Camargue
France
Recordist: Colin Hunter
Location: The Camargue, France
Habitat: Wetland
Notes: Greater Flamingoes calling in the Camargue region of southern France. Up to 10,000 flamingos gather during the mating season returning each year to a small area of the national park’s shallow expanses of water. More info
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Yellow-casqued Hornbills
Sierra Leone
Location: Tiwai Island, Sierra Leone
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: The whooshing wings and distinctive trumpeting calls of Yellow-casqued Hornbills in the rainforest canopy. More info
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Forest of Life

Forest of Life

Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary

Thailand
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand
Habitat: Dry dipterocarp forest
Notes: Vibrant soundscape from Thailand’s western forest complex featuring the sounds of Rufous Treepie, Black-hooded Oriole, Black-headed Woodpecker, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Green Peafowl and Golden Jackal. More info
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Thailand’s Tropical Rainforest

Thailand’s Tropical Rainforest

Kaeng Krachan National Park

Thailand
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand
Habitat: Tropical Rainforest
Notes: Hornbills, gibbons and an abundance of other wildlife in the rainforests of Kaeng Krachan National Park, part of Thailand’s western forest complex. More info
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Cloud Forest Creek

Cloud Forest Creek

Mt Hypipamee National Park, QLD

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Mt Hypipamee National Park, QLD, Australia
Habitat: Tropical montane rainforest
Notes: Frogs & birds gradually began to call as the sky began to lighten, and within a short time the forest is alive with the dawn chorus. More info
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Midwife Toads
Belgium
Recordist: Felix Blume
Location: Namur, Belgium
Habitat: Wetland
Notes: The unusual sounds of Common Midwife Toads (Alytes obstetricans) in the Belgian countryside. More info
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Autumn Honeyeater Migration

Autumn Honeyeater Migration

Wollemi National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Wollemi National Park, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Dry eucalypt forest
Notes: Mixed flocks of Yellow-faced and White-naped Honeyeaters as well as other bird species moving through the forest on a cool autumn morning. More info
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Midnight at Jibbon Beach

Midnight at Jibbon Beach

Bundeena, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Bundeena, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Beach
Notes: Close to midnight at Jibbon Beach south of Sydney. Waves ebb and flow on the sandy shore. More info
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Taman Negara Soundscape
Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Taman Negara, Malaysia
Habitat: Lowland rainforest
Notes: Along with a variety of other birds, a Helmeted Hornbill builds up to it’s maniacal call, deep in the rainforests of Taman Negara National Park. More info
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Rainforest Stream

Rainforest Stream

Kaeng Krachan National Park

Thailand
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand
Habitat: Tropical Rainforest
Notes: The serene sounds of a stream flowing through the Thai rainforest with natural ambience of birds and insects in the background. More info
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Rainforest on the Edge

Rainforest on the Edge

Pahang Province

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Pahang Province, Malaysia
Habitat: Lowland rainforest
Notes: Rainforest soundscape from a patch of threatened rainforest, and featuring the song of White-handed Gibbons along with hornbills, broadbills, barbets and many other bird species. More info
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Olive Toad Chorus

Olive Toad Chorus

Mmabolela Reserve

South Africa
Recordist: Jeremy Hegge
Location: Mmabolela Reserve, South Africa
Habitat: Waterhole in savannah
Notes: Eastern Olive Toads (Amietophrynus garmani) sing in hypnotic polyrhythms on a windy night by a waterhole in the savannah. More info
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In the Limpopo River

In the Limpopo River

Mmabolela Reserve

South Africa
Recordist: Jeremy Hegge
Location: Mmabolela Reserve, South Africa
Habitat: River and woodland
Notes: Fascinating perspective of the Limpopo river at dawn, with microphones above and hydrophones below the water! More info
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Dawn in Ballyfad Wood

Dawn in Ballyfad Wood

Ballyfad Wood, Wicklow

Ireland
Recordist: Fintan O’Brien
Location: Ballyfad Wood, Wicklow, Ireland
Habitat: Oak woodland
Notes: Dawn chorus from Ballyfad Wood with Blackbird, Wren, Song Thrush, Robin, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff and Woodpigeon. More info
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Great-tailed Grackle Colony

Great-tailed Grackle Colony

near Punta Gorda

Belize
Recordist: Fintan O’Brien
Location: near Punta Gorda, Belize
Habitat: Semi-rural
Notes: The sound of a tree full of roosting Great Tailed Grackles (with some Montesuma Oropendolas). More info
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Thrush Nightingale at Night

Thrush Nightingale at Night

Soomaa National Park

Estonia
Recordist: Fintan O’Brien
Location: Soomaa National Park, Estonia
Habitat: Forest edge
Notes: Two Thrush Nightingales singing on a clear calm night in Estonia’s Soomaa National Park. More info
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Song of the Blyth’s Reed Warbler

Song of the Blyth’s Reed Warbler

Soomaa National Park

Estonia
Recordist: Fintan O’Brien
Location: Soomaa National Park, Estonia
Habitat: Temperate shrubland
Notes: Two Blyth’s Reed Warblers belt out their rich song in the dark of night near Estonia’s Soomaa National park. More info
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Song of the European Robin
Finland
Recordist: Fintan O’Brien
Location: near Tirmo, Finland
Habitat: Woodland and garden
Notes: Early morning in the far south of Finland, the sublime song of a Robin reverberates through the forest. More info
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Pine Forest Soundscape

Pine Forest Soundscape

Raheenleagh Wood, Wicklow

Ireland
Recordist: Fintan O’Brien
Location: Raheenleagh Wood, Wicklow, Ireland
Habitat: Pine forest
Notes: Wood Pigeons, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Robin, Goldcrest and Coal Tit all sing in this vibrant recording from a pine forest in Ireland. More info
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Dawn in County Wicklow

Dawn in County Wicklow

near Arklow, County Wicklow

Ireland
Recordist: Fintan O’Brien
Location: near Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland
Habitat: Farmland
Notes: Blackbirds sing and Rooks ‘caw’ in this dawn chorus at the ruins of the old church Saint Iber. More info
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Meadow Atmosphere

Meadow Atmosphere

near Boca Tapada

Costa Rica
Recordist: Fintan O’Brien
Location: near Boca Tapada, Costa Rica
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Early morning in a sunny meadow next to the forest, the sound of flies, bees and crickets with distant parrots and a White-collared Seedeater in song. More info
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Pre-dawn Ambience

Pre-dawn Ambience

near Santa Rita

Costa Rica
Recordist: Fintan O’Brien
Location: near Santa Rita, Costa Rica
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Pre-dawn in Costa Rica’s rainforest. Frogs, insects and a pygmy owl call with the sound of dew drops falling from the canopy above. More info
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The Watering Hole

The Watering Hole

Weddin Mountains, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Stephen Frost
Location: Weddin Mountains, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Open woodland
Notes: The sounds of frogs, insects and the distant grunts of Kangaroos recorded by a watering hole in central NSW. More info
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Bats Leaving the Roost

Bats Leaving the Roost

Argens-Minervois

France
Recordist: Felix Blume
Location: Argens-Minervois, France
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: The sound of around 400 bats leaving their roost at twilight. More info
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Wood Pigeons in Dublin

Wood Pigeons in Dublin

Near Clonsilla, North Dublin

Ireland
Recordist: Fintan O’Brien
Location: Near Clonsilla, North Dublin, Ireland
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: Wood Pigeons and other birds call from forest along the Royal Canal, west of Clonsilla, Dublin. More info
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Black Howler Monkey at Night
Belize
Recordist: Fintan O’Brien
Location: Punta Gorda, Belize
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: A Black Howler Monkey bellows high in a tree at night in the rainforest of Belize. More info
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Gannets on The Great Saltee

Gannets on The Great Saltee

The Great Saltee Island

Ireland
Recordist: Fintan O’Brien
Location: The Great Saltee Island, Ireland
Habitat: Coastal cliffs
Notes: Sounds of the main Gannet colony on the Great Saltee Island, off the south-east coast of Ireland. More info
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Clay-colored Robin Song

Clay-colored Robin Song

Arboretum UFM, Guatemala City

Guatemala
Recordist: New Media UFM
Location: Arboretum UFM, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Habitat: Montane Forest
Notes: A Clay-colored Robin sings at dawn in the montane forest of Guatemala. More info
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Wind on the Rhône
France
Recordist: Christophe Dri
Location: Sorgues, France
Habitat: River bank
Notes: Wild winds blow through the bare winter trees on the banks of the Rhône River. More info
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Dvorichansky Soundscape

Dvorichansky Soundscape

Dvorichansky National Park

Ukraine
Recordist: Olexiy Vasyliuk
Location: Dvorichansky National Park, Ukraine
Habitat: Steppe & floodplain
Notes: Atmospheric recording of the Oskol River floodplain in Ukraine’s Dvorichansky National Park. More info
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Steppe Marmot

Steppe Marmot

Dvorichansky National Park

Ukraine
Recordist: Olexiy Vasyliuk
Location: Dvorichansky National Park, Ukraine
Habitat: Steppe
Notes: A Steppe Marmot squeaks in the remote open chalk steppes of Ukraine’s Dvorichansky National Park. More info
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River of Life

River of Life

Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary

Thailand
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Huai Kha Khaeng, Thailand
Habitat: River and mixed forest
Notes: Soundscape recorded on the banks of the Thap Salao river, as it flows gently through the beautiful forests of Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary. More info
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Peruvian Rainforest Dawn

Peruvian Rainforest Dawn

Tahuayo Reserve

Peru
Recordist: Fintan O’Brien
Location: Tahuayo Reserve, Peru,
Habitat: Flooded forest
Notes: Birds and insects at dawn in the flooded forests of north eastern Peru. More info
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Blue-backed Manakins
Guyana
Recordist: Fintan O’Brien
Location: Karanambu, Guyana
Habitat: Scrub forest
Notes: Blue-Backed Manakins calling and displaying at a lek. More info
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Palawan Forest Ambience

Palawan Forest Ambience

Subterranean River National Park, Palawan

Philippines
Recordist: Cedric Mroczko
Location: Subterranean River National Park, Palawan, Philippines
Habitat: Rainforest & karst
Notes: Rainforest ambience from the beautiful Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park in Palawan. More info
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Capuchinbird

Capuchinbird

Karanambu

Guyana
Recordist: Fintan O’Brien
Location: Karanambu, Guyana
Habitat: Scrub forest
Notes: The bizarre call of the Capuchinbird (or Calfbird) (Perissocephalus tricolor) in the forest of Guyana. More info
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Morning at Umzumbi

Morning at Umzumbi

Mmabolela Reserve

South Africa
Recordist: Jeremy Hegge
Location: Mmabolela Reserve, South Africa
Habitat: Gallery forest
Notes: Morning chorus in a dry river bed, occasionally dominated by the very loud calls of a few Natal Spurfowl’s, calling almost right next to the microphones. More info
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Creaking Tree

Creaking Tree

Royal National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Jeremy Hegge
Location: Royal National Park, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Littoral rainforest
Notes: Two trees rubbing against each other in the wind by the south-eastern coast of Royal National Park. More info
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Gentle Ocean Waves on Rocks

Gentle Ocean Waves on Rocks

Binalong Bay, Tasmania

Australia
Recordist: Stephen Frost
Location: Binalong Bay, Tasmania, Australia
Habitat: Rocky coast
Notes: The gurgling ebb and flow of gentle ocean waves in a rocky inlet on Tasmania’s east coast. More info
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Dawn at Rowallan Dam

Dawn at Rowallan Dam

Rowallan Dam, Tasmania

Australia
Recordist: Stephen Frost
Location: Rowallan Dam, Tasmania, Australia
Habitat: Eucalypt forest
Notes: Early morning on the shore of Rowallan Dam, Yellow Wattlebirds, Yellow-throated Honeyeater, Striated Pardalote and Forest Raven can be heard along with other species. More info
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Crows and Jackdaws in Cornwall

Crows and Jackdaws in Cornwall

St Buryan, Cornwall

United Kingdom
Recordist: Matt Bridges
Location: St Buryan, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Habitat: Temperate forest & farmland
Notes: Crows and Jackdaws call from a roost in Cornwall. More info
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Kangaroo Jumping

Kangaroo Jumping

Wyperfeld National Park, Victoria

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Wyperfeld National Park, Victoria, Australia
Habitat: Mallee & dry woodland
Notes: A Western Grey Kangaroo jumps past the microphones in stereo – listen with headphones! More info
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Great Barrier Reef Island Soundscape

Great Barrier Reef Island Soundscape

Michelmas Cay, Queensland

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Michelmas Cay, Queensland, Australia
Habitat: Sandy island
Notes: Thousands of seabirds including Sooty Terns and Common Noddies nest on this beautiful small sandy island on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. More info
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Cocoparra Marsh at Dusk

Cocoparra Marsh at Dusk

Cocoparra National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Cocoparra National Park, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Wetland
Notes: Several species of frog call from a small marsh near Cocoparra National Park. More info
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Evening Marsh in the Budawangs

Evening Marsh in the Budawangs

Morton National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Morton National Park, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: Several species of frog call from a small marsh in the Budawangs mountain range. More info
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Grampians Stream

Grampians Stream

Grampians National Park, Victoria

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Grampians National Park, VIC, Australia
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: In the rugged Grampians region of Victoria, a cool stream flows through the eucalyptus forest with gentle birdsong in the background. More info
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Morning in the Capertee Valley

Morning in the Capertee Valley

Capertee Valley, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Capertee Valley, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Woodland
Notes: The banks of the Capertee River are alive with birdsong in spring. More info
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Olive Whistler by a Mountain Stream

Olive Whistler by a Mountain Stream

Barrington Tops National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Barrington Tops National Park, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Alpine meadow & woodland
Notes: A crystal clear stream gurgles through the cool highlands of Barrington Tops, and an Olive Whistler sings nearby. More info
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Morning on the Murrumbidgee River

Morning on the Murrumbidgee River

Murrumbidgee Valley NP, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Murrumbidgee Valley NP, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Dry woodland and river
Notes: Along with the gentle sound of the flowing Murrumbidgee River, Pied Butcherbirds and Grey Shrikethrush sing as parrots and cockatoos fly overhead. More info
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Okefenokee Swamp

Okefenokee Swamp

Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia

United States
Recordist: Balie Todd
Location: Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia, United States
Habitat: Wetland
Notes: Pig Frogs, Cricket Frogs and Green Tree Frogs call enthusiastically from Okefenokee Swamp in early May More info
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Alligator Purrs

Alligator Purrs

Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia

United States
Recordist: Balie Todd
Location: Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia, United States
Habitat: Wetland
Notes: Morning ambiance in Okefenokee Swamp that includes several Alligators communicating. More info
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Wolf Pups Howling
Sweden
Recordist: Marcus Eldh
Location: Grimsö, Sweden
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: A group of wolf pups howling across a lake in September.More info
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Tropical Swamp

Tropical Swamp

Kaeng Krachan National Park

Thailand
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand
Habitat: Swamp & tropical rainforest
Notes: Frogs, insects and birds call from the fringes of a swampy section of rainforest in Kaeng Krachan National Park, part of Thailand’s western forest complex. More info
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Thailand’s Deciduous Forest

Thailand’s Deciduous Forest

Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary

Thailand
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Huai Kha Khaeng, Thailand
Habitat: Dry Dipterocarp forest
Notes: In this sample you can hear the fluty calls of Black-hooded Oriole, the chattering of White-crested Laughingthrush and many other species including Lineated Barbet, Blue-bearded Bee-eater and Black Giant Squirrel. More info
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Turgut Waterfall
Turkey
Recordist: Emre Yücelen
Location: Turgut, Turkey
Habitat: Waterfall
Notes: Sounds of the beautiful Turgut waterfall, with birdsong in the background. More info
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Akcake Waves

Akcake Waves

Akçakese

Turkey
Recordist: Emre Yücelen
Location: Akçakese, Turkey
Habitat: Coast
Notes: On Turkey’s Black Sea coast, waves roll in the crystal clear waters and gently break on the beach. More info
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Beskidy Mountains Soundscape

Beskidy Mountains Soundscape

Beskidy Mountains

Poland
Recordist: Jacek Maślanka
Location: Beskidy Mountains, Poland
Habitat: Temperate forest & meadow
Notes: High in the Żywiec Beskids, southern Poland, and the forest is alive with birdsong. A Roe Deer can also be heard ‘barking’ in This is one of the mountains, which is dedicated to the ski lift in future. More info
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Morning on Mount Seorak
South Korea
Recordist: Sam Lee
Location: Mount Seorak, South Korea
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: Early morning on Mount Seorak, with birds calling in the mist and a woodpecker drumming. 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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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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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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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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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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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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Daintree Rainforest

Daintree Rainforest

Daintree National Park, QLD

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Daintree National Park, QLD, Australia
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Notes: Rainforest sounds from the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park. More info
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Bats in the Old Gold Mine

Bats in the Old Gold Mine

Rowlands Creek, NSW

Australia
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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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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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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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. Listen to the Cuckoo interactions toward the end of the recording! 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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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. Waterbirds such as Magpie Geese and Whistling Ducks fly over the forest toward the wetland and the gurgling territorial calls of Orange-footed Scrubfowl can occasionally heard in the distance. 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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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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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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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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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. The impressive sandstone rock formations of Alligator Gorge are home to goannas, emu’s and many other animals that live in this ancient landscape. 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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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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Inside the Cenote

Inside the Cenote

Coba, Yucatan

Mexico
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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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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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 Brazil’s western Amazon rainforest. 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
Recordist: John Hartog
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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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. Source
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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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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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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: Makholma Bay, Finland
Habitat: Coast
Notes: Migrating Whooper Swans resting in Makholma Bay and call during the night. More info
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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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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

Notes:

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 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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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! See video
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Dharawal

Dharawal

Dharawal National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Dharawal National Park, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Dry eucalypt 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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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: 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: For the early Australian settlers, camping in the bush must have been a frightening experience. With limited knowledge of Australian fauna, their imaginations no doubt ran wild when hearing some of the rather disconcerting sounds of the bush at night – such as these harmless Brush-tailed Possums having a territorial disagreement. 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: Chukchi Sea Coast, Lagune Ukouge, 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
Recordist: Patrick Franke
Location: Bjelaja Uba, Kazakhstan
Habitat: Riverine grassland
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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Cano Negro

Cano Negro

Cano Negro Wildlife Sanctuary

Costa Rica
Recordist: Andreas Bick
Location: Cano Negro, Costa Rica
Habitat: Tropical rainforest, mangrove & river
Notes: Recorded whilst on a canoe down the river Cano Negro in Costa Rica. 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 a Montezuma’s 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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Ancient Forest

Ancient Forest

Abrahams Lake, Nova Scotia

Canada
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 from of this seal colony. This fur seal breeding 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. Dawn excites the red-winged blackbirds, sparrows, and woodpeckers in the distant forest to sing as the wind picks up again. 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: Recorded overnight in the dry river bed at Umzumbi in Mmabolela, South Africa as part of Sonic Mmabolela. 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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Hooker’s Sea Lions

Hooker’s Sea Lions

Snares Island

New Zealand
Location: Snares Island, New Zealand
Habitat: Coastal sea
Notes: Stereo recording of Hooker’s Sea Lions (Phocarctos hookeri) playing in a cove. One Sea Lion is swimming in the front, a second one is roaring in a remote sea cave. Silver Gulls and Sub-Antarctic terns are flying around. Not far away, there is a small but noisy Snares Penguin colony. More info and 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 (Turdus philomelos) European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus), Blackbird (Turdus merula), Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) and Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes). More info
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Cory’s Shearwaters

Cory’s Shearwaters

Lavezzi Islands, Corsica

France
Location: Lavezzi Islands, Corsica, France
Habitat: Coastal 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 lake of Khecheopalri is situated in the foothills of the Indian Himalaya, and 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: This recording contains 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. Background noise is coming from the surf along the south coast. 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 & 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: Subtropical grassland/pine woodland
Notes: An exotic diversity of birdsong fills an open pine meadow in Northern Thailand. 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: In ancient times, this small forest supplied sacred resin that was traded from Egypt to Babylon. 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 a Pied Butcherbird reverberates in the stillness of the night. From far away up the gorge, another bird was also singing, its voice floating distantly. 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: Seasonal wetland amidst desert thornscrub
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 these lions calling very close to our camp. The lion may seem quiet, but turn your volume up so the night insects sound pretty loud (they were!) and just imagine lying on the ground with only Chinese nylon between you and the night sounds. 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. 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 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: This recording takes you to the island of Kolombangara to experience the melodic, rhythmic (and very loud!) song 0f the Golden Whistler, 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. Among the coral debris, hermit crabs scurry busily, carrying their crazy variety of shelly homes. 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: near Hilba, 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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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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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: Hudson Valley, New York State, United States
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: 11AM on a sunny spring morning in New York’s Hudson Valley. The lot next door had been adopted as home by a raucous Red-Bellied Woodpecker and an Eastern Towhee (aka Rufous-sided Townhee). Also on stage are Tufted Titmouse, Chickadee, Crows, White-breasted Nuthatch, and some passing bees. 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 midway through the recording. 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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Eyjafjallajokull Soundscape

Eyjafjallajokull Soundscape

near Eyjafjallajokull

Iceland
Recordist: Tim Lewis
Location: near 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 hummingbird 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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