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Dreams of Bears

Dreams of Bears

near Kuril Lake, Kamchatka

Russia
Location: near Kuril Lake, Kamchatka, Russia
Habitat: Meadow and mixed forest
Notes: A delightful recording capturing the sound of a mother bear and her two cubs breathing gently as they take a nap. In the background, Brown-headed Thrush, Kamchatka Warbler and many other bird species can be heard in this vibrant summer soundscape from Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. More info
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Drumming Wolf Spider

Drumming Wolf Spider

Rdeysky Reserve, Novgorodskaya oblast

Russia
Location: Rdeysky Reserve, Novgorodskaya oblast, Russia
Habitat: Meadow and mixed forest
Notes: The incredible sound of a male wolf spider (Hygrolycosa rubrofasciata) drumming to attract a mate. These spiders create this rattling sound by striking their abdomen against leaves on the ground. 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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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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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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Cranes in a Meadow

Cranes in a Meadow

Konskie County, Poland

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

Bats in the Old Gold Mine

Rowlands Creek, NSW

Australia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. 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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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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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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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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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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Dawn Chorus in Monfragüe

Dawn Chorus in Monfragüe

Monfragüe National Park, Cáceres

Spain
Recordist: Eloisa Matheu
Location: Monfragüe National Park, Cáceres, Spain
Habitat: Mixed forest
Notes: Sunrise in one of Spain's best natural reserves, Monfragüe. Countless birds sing in the cool pre-dawn light. More info
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Nightingales by the River
Spain
Recordist: Eloisa Matheu
Location: Obón, Teruel, Spain
Habitat: Riverine forest
Notes: Nightingales sing by a flowing river along with other bird species. More info
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Dawn Chorus in Surrey
United Kingdom
Recordist: Kin Corning
Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Habitat: Rural garden
Notes: Woodpigeons call continuously along with the regular call and wingbeat of Pheasant. Many other common garden and countryside species can be heard throughout the recording. More info
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Evening Meadow

Evening Meadow

Rdeisky State Reserve, Veliky Novgorod

Russia
Location: Rdeisky State Reserve, Veliky Novgorod, Russia
Habitat: Meadow at forest edge
Notes: Greenshanks make the repetetive -tu-wit' call, and Black Grouse coo and gurgle in the background, occasionally making their hoarse advertising call. Other bird species include Willow Warbler, Skylark, Reed Bunting & Cuckoo. More info
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Thrush Nightingale

Thrush Nightingale

Rdeisky State Reserve, Veliky Novgorod

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