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The Sacred Forests of India - Kotagarh: Album Sample
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3 minute audio sample from the 89 minute nature soundscape recording; “The Sacred Forests of India - Kotagarh”. Listen to the complete recording: http://www.listeningearth.com/play/album/96Kotagarh.php Jungle owlets are heard in the darkness before dawn at Kotagarh forest, their calls segueing into the first song of a drongo. With first light we move deeper into the forest, where dew falls onto dry leaf litter as the day's birdsong begins. Later in the morning, the forest's birdlife, including orioles, parakeets, scimitar babblers, barbets, flowerpeckers and tiny prinias call as they go about their activities, their voices drifting among the trees. This album is comprised of three sequences; predawn and dawn recordings setting the scene for a longer morning birdsong ambience.

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Highland Rain - Papua New Guinea: Album Sample
Listening Earth

3 minute audio sample from the 88 minute nature soundscape recording; “Highland Rain - Papua New Guinea”. Listen to the complete recording: http://www.listeningearth.com/play/album/95HighlandRain.php A gentle rainstorm begins in a highland cloudforest. It is late afternoon, and the mists swirling through the treetops are building to rain. At first, there is just a spattering of raindrops, but the rain grows and is soon falling steadily. A background whisper grows to a pervasive hiss, emanating from the trees above as rain lands on the canopy and then falls, spattering off leaves and onto the forest floor. After a while, the rain subsides, leaving the forest soaked and residual moisture still falling from overhead. With the quiet, birdsong returns. And not just any birdsong. This recording was made in the high cloudforests of New Guinea, and many of the species you can hear are found nowhere else on the planet. So prepare for a soaking in this unique environment.

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Paperbarks by Still Water: Album Sample
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3 minute audio sample from the 153 minute nature soundscape recording; “Paperbarks by Still Water - Cajeput Waterhole”. Listen to the complete recording: http://www.listeningearth.com/play/album/94Paperbarks.php It is the dry season in the Kimberley region of far northwestern Australia. The waters of the Fitzroy River flow slowly, forming deep pools that reflecting the sky and the paperbark trees that line its banks. These paperbarks are known as Cajeput in the local indigenous language, and have given their name to one of these still water pools. Dawn has come to Cajeput Waterhole, and the birdlife attracted to this place is in full voice. A rich variety of species can be heard; among them pigeons and doves, friarbirds, flycatchers, whistlers, bee-eaters, butcherbirds, babblers, wagtails, finches, lorikeets, cuckoo-shrikes, and a variety of honeyeaters. Downstream, rapids can faintly be heard early on, but as the morning progresses and the air warms, these become less noticeable, and the birdsong becomes more spacious. Every now and then a faint splash signals the presence of fish in the nearby pool. This is a single un-edited recording, allowing you to sit and listen under the cajeput trees on the banks of the river, as birds sing all around.

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Mossforest - New Guinea: Album Sample
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3 minute audio sample from the 160 minute nature soundscape recording; “Mossforest - New Guinea”. Listen to the complete recording: http://www.listeningearth.com/play/album/89Mossforest.php Enter the realm of a New Guinean cloudforest. Approaching 3000 meters in the Papuan mountains, the upland rainforest habitat transitions to actual cloudforest, which the local people describe as mossforest. Both names are very appropriate. The clouds which form at this altitude swirl as mists through the trees. This airborn moisture encourages prolific growth of mosses, and everything is cloaked in a vibrant green; fallen timber on the forest floor and the trunks of living trees, while epiphytic mosses hang from high branches. Many bird species in these mountains are restricted to altitudinal zones, and those heard here form a community unique to these high elevation forests. In addition, several are endemic to the Huon Peninsula, where this recording was made. The Huon Melidectes is one of them; a large honeyeater whose loud, rollicking call is a signature sound of this forest. Melampitas are heard from the understory with their penetrating 'zizzing' calls, a Greater Ground Robin sings a particularly beautiful song, lorikeets skitter overhead, Black-throated and Rufous-backed Honeyeaters are very vocal, and the aptly-named Friendly Fantail whistles delicate musical phrases. Meanwhile, moisture accumulating in the canopy overhead drops as dewfall. This is a single, unedited recording, made shortly after dawn. Birdong ebbs and flows as they move through the forest pursuing their morning activity. As well as a document of a little-visited and unique habitat, this is a relaxing and spacious recording.

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A Wetland Restored: Album Sample
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3 minute audio sample from the 210 minute nature soundscape recording; “A Wetland Restored”. Listen to the complete recording: http://www.listeningearth.com/play/album/86AWetlandRestored.php Lake Gladstone is the largest permanent wetland in the Kimberley region of northern Australia. However until recently, it was trampled by cattle, its waters muddied, and the balance of native vegetation exposed to invasive weeds. In 2005, an agreement between neighbouring property managers and the Australian Wildlife Conservancy lead to restoration of this unique wetland. A stock-excluding fence was erected, followed by weed control measures. The results have been spectacular. To visit Lake Gladstone now is to experience a richly biodiverse place, alive with the sounds of birdsong and waterfowl. Ducks and grebes call from the water, darters and egrets from surrounding perches, while brolgas take wing and call from overhead. Crakes and swamphens dabble among the reeds along the water's edge, and bush birdsong fills the trees. This recording documents a single morning at the lake, beginning in the darkness of predawn. Over the following three hours, the sun rises, casting long shadows over the waters and reedbeds. The soundscape subtly transitions from the songs of nocturnal crickets and cries of waterbirds in the dark, to the daytime activity of songbirds. This is a single, unedited recording. At three hours, it is also a long one. However it remains interesting the whole time, presenting the biodiversity of the place and allowing you to hear the success that collaborative conservation initiatives can achieve.

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Tantawangalo - A tributary creek in the southern highlands: Album Sample
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3 minute audio sample from the 60 minute nature sound recording; “Tantawangalo”. Listen to the complete recording: http://www.listeningearth.com/play/album/90Tantawangalo.php In the southern highlands of southeast Australia, a tributary creek flows through eucalypt forest to meet the main Tantawangalo Creek. Tree ferns line its banks, and water flows by mossy stones and through pools rich with water weeds. From the surrounding forest come occasional snatches of birdsong. This recording puts you at the water's edge, listening to the soft sound of the creek rippling on its way.

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European Woodland Stream: Album Sample
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3 minute audio sample from the 127 minute nature sound recording; “European Woodland Stream”. http://www.listeningearth.com/LE/p-151-european-woodland-stream It is spring in a European woodland. A small stream winds its way forest and meadow, its banks lined with mossy stones and wildflowers. Since first light, the dawn birdsong has been prolific, but now, later in the morning, only the nightingales remain singing. From dense shrubs that grow like a thicket along the stream, they call, sometimes singly, and at others in duets of countersinging, each negotiating their territory with song. And then, for periods they fall silent, the only sound remaining being that of water rippling over stones and along smooth riverbanks.

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Julius River - Tarkine rainforest: Album Sample
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3 minute audio sample from the 137 minute nature sound recording; “Julius River - A Stream in the Tarkine Rainforest”. http://www.listeningearth.com/LE/p-152-julius-river-a-stream-in-the-tarkine A small stream flows through the temperate rainforest of Tasmania's Tarkine. The Tarkine is a special place. Its ancient rainforests remain from a time when Australia's climate was much wetter. Tree ferns and myrtle beech, festooned with epiphytes and mosses, grow abundantly in this cool, lush environment And through the rainforest, with waters darkened by eucalypt tannin, and tree ferns hanging over gurgling rapids and still pools, flow small streams like the Julius River. In this single recording, birds from the surrounding forest can also be heard; the songs of pink robins, thornbills, whistlers, shrike thrush and the clanging calls of black currawongs.

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Tikarpada - An Indian forest stream: Album Sample
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3 minute audio sample from the 90 minute nature sound recording; “Tikarpada - An Indian forest stream”. Listen to the complete recording: http://www.listeningearth.com/play/album/93Tikarpada.php

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The First Dawn: Album Sample
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Africa - the cradle of humanity. This nature soundscape from the wooded edge of a seasonal lake may be little changed from what our ancestor's knew. 3 minute audio sample from the 141 minute nature soundscape recording; "The First Dawn". Listen to the complete recording: http://www.listeningearth.com/play/album/88FirstDawn.php The wooded grassland habitats of east Africa are the cradle of humanity. For generation upon generation, humans, and before them their hominin predecessors, have lived on these savannahs. And in doing so, they would have spent their days attuned to the natural sounds around them, listening for both opportunities and dangers. This recording brings you the morning from a location where open woodlands border the edge of a seasonal lake. It is easy to imagine early humans living in an abundant environment such as this. At first light, a pair of African Fish Eagles soar overhead, their evocative cries echoing across the landscape. Gradually, a chorus of woodland birds awakes and gives song, underpinned by the rolling cooing of doves. In the distance, the grunts of hippopotamus and calls of waterbirds are heard from the open water of the lake. In the trees around, sunbirds, starlings, rollers, hornbills, lorikeets and brubrus sing, while choruses of spur fowl erupt occasionally. At one point, a giraffe walks close by, scuffing the ground with its hooves. This soundscape is pretty much the same as our distant ancestors would have known. In listening, we’re hearing their world.

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Papuan Dawn
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3 minute excerpt from the 207 minute nature soundscape album: Papuan Dawn. Hear the full album here: http://www.listeningearth.com/play/album/87PapuanDawn.php or download: http://www.listeningearth.com/LE/p-146 Experience the mountain rainforest of Papua New Guinea’s remote Huon peninsula. It is dark, before dawn. Insects chime and tiny frogs call from hidden places on the forest floor. As the light pales, the first birds begin singing. Prominent among them is the Regent Whistler, ruling the dawn chorus with whipcrack calls that echo through the trees. A soft chorus of cicadas begin fizzing intermittently, as more songbirds join in. Over the next hour there is a gradual transition from nocturnal voices to daytime birdsong. Once the dawn chorus ebbs, birds and insects are heard discreetly. For such a rich environment, there are periods of relative quiet. However rare denizens of these mountain rainforests make themselves heard, including ground-dwelling rails and scrub fowl. Meanwhile the various songs of exotic fantails, ifrits, robins, jewel babblers, meladectes and melampitas come and go, while fruit pigeons keep up a soft booming from the treetops. This album is one continuous recording, allowing you to hear this precious forest environment as it is.

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Soundscape : Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea
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This is an edit of recordings from the highland rainforests of the Huon Peninsula in Papua New Guinea. These recordings were made during a recent trip to PNG with several colleagues from the Australian Wildlife Sound Recording Group. This edit contains some highlights from the four weeks we spent trekking and recording in the mountain forests above 2000m. In the near future I'll be making these recordings available in full, but for now, this is some of what we encountered.

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In the Refuge of a Fern Gully: Album Sample
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Birdsong filters through tall eucalypt forest in Australia's eastern highlands. It is a sunny morning, the day after unsettled weather, and a strong breeze is still moving through trees up on surrounding ridges. But down in the shelter of a narrow gully, among tree ferns and dense shrubs, birds find refuge from the elements. Here, even though there is no running water, the ground is moist and plant growth is dense. The birdsong heard is typical of these upland forests; golden whistlers, fantails, yellow-faced honeyeaters and grey shrike-thrushes call from the forest midstory. Meanwhile, smaller birds flit among low shrubs; scrub-wrens, spinebills, fairy-wrens and thornbills. From not far off, a superb lyrebird is heard giving a variety of percussive and sonorous vocalisations. This is a single continuous recording, with an interesting diversity birdsong and just a little of that ridgetop breeze to give a sense of the landscape. 3 minute audio sample from the 70 minute nature sound recording; "In the Refuge of the Fern Gully", available for download from www.listeningearth.com/LE/p-145 OR - listen to the whole recording at: http://www.listeningearth.com/play/album/85FernGullyRefuge.php

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Hydrophone Recording from Salt Caves Dam, Pilliga Forest, Late Afternoon
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Hydrophone recording aquatic insects in Salt Caves Dam, late afternoon, during the Australian Wildlife Sound Recording Group's workshop at Baradine, NSW. Recorded using Aquarian hydrophones into Zoom H5. Recording by Leah Barclay

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Glossy Black Cockatoos at Salt Caves Dam, Pilliga Forest
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Glossy Black Cockatoos fly in to drink at a small bush dam at sunset. These rare birds are spectacular to see. This recording was made during the 2017 Australian Wildlife Sound Recording Group's workshop at Baradine NSW, with over a dozen of us sitting quietly recording as the sun went down. Also coming to the water were Bronzewing Pigeons, Honeyeaters, Wallabies, an Emu and Kangaroos. Recorded with SASS/MKH20s into an SD722 recorder.

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Morning at the Lutownia River: Album Sample
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A single-take recording of a morning soundscape made near the Lutownia river in the Bialowieza primeval forest in Poland. 3 minute audio sample from the 65 minute nature sound recording; "Morning at the Lutownia River" by Izabela Dluzyk, available for download from www.listeningearth.com/LE/p-143

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Morning Soundscapes from the Biebrza Marshes: Album Sample
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A journey in sound through one of the last untamed river valleys in Europe – the Biebrza in Poland. 3 minute audio sample from the 104 minute nature sound recording; "Morning Soundscapes from the Biebrza Marshes" by Izabela Dluzyk, available for download from www.listeningearth.com/LE/p-144

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Honeyeaters Sing in an Outback Dawn: Album Sample
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This recording brings you a complete dawn chorus from the Sturt Desert in Australia's outback, from predawn to sunrise. 3 minute audio sample from the 76 minute nature sound recording; "Honeyeaters Sing in an Outback Dawn", available for download from www.listeningearth.com/LE/p-142

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The River Forest: Album Sample
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The Murray River drains a huge area of southeastern Australia, in its lower reaches forming a deep-flowing river lined with extensive red gum forests. In years of drought, the mouth of the river can receive so little flow as to silt up. But in flood, waters spread out into billabongs and wetlands, replenishing the land and nourishing these majestic riverine forests. This recording comes from mid morning in the red gum forest. Birdsong is spacious and often distant. Pied and grey butcherbirds call melodiously, along with the whistles of mulga parrots, the piping of magpie larks and the occasional distant screech of a white cockatoo. Crinia frogs call intermittently from moist areas on the forest floor. Small birds dart among the canopy; fantails, honeyeaters and flycatchers. Meanwhile a soft buzz of insects fills the warm air. As with our other 'meditations in nature' series, this is a single unedited recording, and a good example of a morning when at first it seems there is little going on, but the more one listens, the more you hear. 3 minute audio sample from the 62 minute nature sound recording; "The River Forest", available for download from www.listeningearth.com/LE/p-141

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Honeyeater dawn chorus, Sturt Desert, Australia
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An excerpt from a dawn chorus recorded recently in the Sturt desert, Australia. Eremophilas were flowering, and this had attracted numerous honeyeaters, among them white-fronted honeyeaters. These birds have a 'pinball wizard' dawn song, with chimes, percussive twangs and ricochets of rapid 'tch, tch, tch's. This is the moment when a second bird joins in with a first, creating a rhythmic countersong that alternates between the stereo channels. A spiney-cheeked honeyeater sings tonally in the centre, while magpies, red-capped robins and variegated fairy wrens are more in the background. Red kangaroos can be heard huffing occasionally in the distance. I plan on publishing the entire dawn sequence soon on www.listeningearth.com

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