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On the Riverbank: Ulu Muda

On the Riverbank: Ulu Muda

Ulu Muda Forest Reserve

Malaysia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Ulu Muda, Malaysia
Habitat: Tropical Rainforest
Notes: A freshwater stream flowing gently through the lowland rainforest of Ulu Muda. Agile Gibbons can be heard singing from the canopy & a family of Smooth-coated Otter (Lutrogale perspicillata) swim up a small creek hunting for fish and crustaceans. More info
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Hippos in Kyambura Gorge

Hippos in Kyambura Gorge

Kyambura Gorge

Uganda
Recordist: Colin Hunter
Location: Kyambura Gorge, Uganda
Habitat: Rainforest and river
Notes: The beastly sounds of Hippopotamus in Uganda's lush Kyambura Gorge. 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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Trefechan Brook

Trefechan Brook

Penycae

Wales
Recordist: Huw McGregor
Location: Penycae, Wales
Habitat: River
Notes: A variety of birdsong by a flowing river in North Wales. Species recorded include Common Blackbird, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Greenfinch & Eurasian Wren.
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Dawn on the Luangwa River

Dawn on the Luangwa River

South Luangwa National Park

Zambia
Recordist: Kin Corning
Location: South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Habitat: Riverine
Notes: Pre-dawn soundscape featuring the calls of White-browed Coucal, Egyptian Geese, White-crowned Lapwing and Hadeda Ibis along with the splashing of Hippopotamus in the river. The track ends with a loud exchange of Hippopotamus grunts. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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African Fish Eagle

African Fish Eagle

Crescent Island, Lake Naivasha National Park

Kenya
Recordist: Eloisa Matheu
Location: Crescent Island, Lake Naivasha National Park, Kenya
Habitat: Lake
Notes: A pair of African Fish Eagles call to each other beside Lake Naivasha. More info
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Spring by the Rječina River
Croatia
Recordist: Ivo Vicic
Location: Rječina River, Croatia
Habitat: Riverine forest
Notes: Relaxing sounds of spring as the Rječina River flows through forest in the mountains of Croatia. More info
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Lyrebird Creek

Lyrebird Creek

Dharug National Park, NSW

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

Arribas de Sao Joao

Douro River, Miranda do Douro

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

The Source of the River Abion

La Fuentona, Soria

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

The Source of the Duero

Picos de Urbion, Castilla y Leon

Spain
Location: Picos de Urbion, Spain
Habitat: Temperate montane forest
Notes: Delicate recording featuring the sound of rain drops in a small puddle with wind and birdsong in the background. More info
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San Pedro River Soundscape

San Pedro River Soundscape

San Pedro River, Arizona

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

Desert Cicadas

east of Tucson, Arizona

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

Lazy Morning on the Carson River

Carson River, Nevada

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

Ribieira Abaixo Soundscape

Ribieira Abaixo

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

By a Tranquil Stream

Royal National Park, NSW

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