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Lekking Black Grouse
Finland
Recordist: Tapani Relander
Location: Putkilahti, Finland
Habitat: Boreal forest
Notes: The unusual sounds of lekking Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrixis) is commonly heard in spring in the boreal taiga forests of Finland. More info
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Woodland Birdsong

Woodland Birdsong

Integral Nature Reserve "Sassofratino"

Italy
Recordist: Gianni Pavan
Location: Integral Nature Reserve "Sassofratino", Italy
Habitat: Mixed woodland
Notes: Dawn recording in a Integral Nature Reserve managed by the Italian Forestry Service. The recording is part of the SABIOD-Italy project aimed at collecting soundscapes of a series of protected sites in Italy. More info
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Flying-Fox Colony

Flying-Fox Colony

Tallowwood Ridge, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Tim Pearson
Location: Tallowwood Ridge, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Wet sclerophyll forest
Notes: Flying-foxes are large bats, nectivorous and frugivorous, and roost during the day in the tops of trees in numbers up to the tens of thousands. They spend around half their day asleep, and half grooming and socialising. Vocal communication is a key component of their socialising. 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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Heavy Snowfall in the Beech Forest

Heavy Snowfall in the Beech Forest

Söderåsen National Park, Ljungbyhed

Sweden
Recordist: Håkan Karlsson
Location: Söderåsen National Park, Ljungbyhed, Sweden
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: Heavy snowflakes fall on dry leaves on the floor of a beech forest. Wind gently roars along the hillside in the background. More info
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Northern Spring Peepers

Northern Spring Peepers

Jacobsville, Michigan

United States
Recordist: Chris Trevino
Location: Jacobsville, Michigan, United States
Habitat: Vernal pool in temperate forest
Notes: The sounds of Northern Spring Peepers in a marshy forest at night. More info
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Coastal Forest Soundscape
Australia
Recordist: Jeremy Hegge
Location: Durras, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Eucalypt forest & marsh
Notes: Bibrons Toadlet's call loudly from the edge of the marsh, while a variety of honeyeaters, lorikeets & other forest birds sing in the cool humid air. In the distance, waves crash into the sands of Durras Beach. More info
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Ravens at Dusk

Ravens at Dusk

Anglesey

Wales
Recordist: Vince Chanter
Location: Anglesey, Wales
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: On a warm September evening, ravens and jackdaws gather for the evening roost in Corsican pines. More info
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Sioux Forks Wetland

Sioux Forks Wetland

Sioux Forks Waterfowl Reserve, Minnesota

United States
Recordist: Steve Kohtz
Location: Sioux Forks Waterfowl Reserve, Minnesota, United States
Habitat: Temperate forest & wetland
Notes: Rich birdsong fills the air in a small wetland reserve in southern Minnesota. 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. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Summer Soundscape

Summer Soundscape

De Hoevens

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

Mountain Soundscape

Lessinia, Verona

Italy
Recordist: Marco Pesente
Location: Lessinia, Verona, Italy
Habitat: Mixed temperate forest
Notes: Vibrant mountain soundscape featuring the calls of Mistle Thrush, Coal Tit, Common Redstart & Common Cuckoo. Listen to the Cuckoo interactions toward the end of the recording! 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!More info
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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. More info
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Casuarina Creek

Casuarina Creek

Macleay River Valley, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Macleay River valley, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Allo-casuarina stand in woodland
Notes: A small group of Glossy Black Cockatoos use their massive bills to crack open Allocasuarina cones to extract the tiny kernels. More info
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Sound of the Autumn Rut

Sound of the Autumn Rut

Serra de Boumort, Lleida

Spain
Recordist: Eloisa Matheu
Location: Serra de Boumort, Lleida, Spain
Habitat: Montane pine forest and meadow
Notes: In autumn, Red Deer stags start their annual 'rut'. Male deer roar to keep their harem of females together. The females are initially attracted to those males that both roar most often and the loudest. More info
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Fallow Deer During Rut

Fallow Deer During Rut

Burgh-haamstede

The Netherlands
Location: Burgh-haamstede, The Netherlands
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: Recording of a fallow deer groaning and snorting during the rut. More info
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Blackbird Song in the Mountains
Croatia
Recordist: Ivo Vicic
Location: Platak, Radesevo, Croatia
Habitat: Forest
Notes: Tranquil dusk soundscape featuring Blackbirds singing sweetly along with Chaffinch, European Robin and Eurasian Cuckoo. More info
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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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Dawn Chorus near Rijeka
Croatia
Recordist: Ivo Vicic
Location: Rijeka, Croatia
Habitat: Forest & karst pond
Notes: Dawn chorus in a forest near a small pond. Species recorded include: Nuthatch, European Robin, Blackbird, woodpecker sp., Common Buzzard, Chiffchaff, Eurasian Jay, and a distant Nightingale. More info
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Učka Nature Park

Učka Nature Park

Učka Nature Park

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

Song of the Golden Oriole

Jeleniak-Mikuliny Forest

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

Forest Full of Woodpeckers

Las Dąbrowa Forest

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

Bryansk Forest Soundscape

near Beryozovka, Bryanskaya

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

Two Song Thrushes

Tver Region

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

Song of the Siberian Rubythroat

near Yakutia, Siberia

Russia
Location: near Olyokminsk, Siberia, Russia
Habitat: Temperate mixed floodplain forest
Notes: The complex and beautiful song of the Siberian Rubythroat (Luscinia calliope). More info
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Vargdalen Dawn

Vargdalen Dawn

Söderåsen National Park, Ljungbyhed

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

Snow Gum Forest

Kanangra-Boyd National Park, NSW

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

Winter Woodland

Kings Plains National Park, NSW

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

Summer Thunderstorm

Risnjak National Park

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

Capercaillie Lekking

Southern Finland

Finland
Recordist: Hannu Jännes
Location: Southern Finland
Habitat: Taiga forest
Notes: Close-up recording of a lekking Capercaillie male (Tetrao urogallus). More info
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Oakwood Valley Dawn Chorus

Oakwood Valley Dawn Chorus

Golden Gate National Park, California

United States
Recordist: Dan Dugan
Location: Golden Gate NP, California, United States
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: Species recorded include: Wild Turkey, Black-headed Grosbeak, Swainson's Thrush and possible Song Sparrow. More info
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Ribieira Abaixo Soundscape

Ribieira Abaixo Soundscape

Ribieira Abaixo

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

Yuba Pass Soundscape

Yuba Pass, Sierra Nevada

United States
Recordist: Klas Standberg
Location: Yuba Pass, Sierra Nevada, United States
Habitat: Forest and wetland
Notes: Lovely recording of frogs and birdsong in the Sierra Nevada. More info
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Dawn Chorus at Castle Wood

Dawn Chorus at Castle Wood

Castle Wood, East Lothian

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

Echoes in the Alps

Altopiano del Cansiglio

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

First Day of Spring

Blue Mountains National Park, NSW

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

First Light at Chiltern

Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park, VIC

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