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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: It is the still moments before dawn in the Mojave desert. 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; Sparrows, Cactus Wrens, Flycatchers and Thrashers. A community of Gambel's Quail call prominently as they socialise, and a tiny Hummingbird buzzes our ear. 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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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. More info
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