With a wide variety of habitats and an abundance of wildlife, the Royal National Park is a wonderful place to escape the nearby hustle and bustle of suburban Sydney. Being so accessible from a major city, the Royal National Park is a popular retreat for urban dwellers, and this can make it a challenge to completely avoid the intrusive sounds of civilization. However there are still a few places where, very early in the morning, you can still get a sense of what Sydney’s bush and forests must have sounded like in times past.
This album captures the dawn chorus as recorded early in the morning along Lady Carrington Drive and other sites along the Hacking River Valley. 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. The recording includes the beautiful calls of Superb Lyrebird, Grey-Shrike Thrush, Green Catbird, Rufous & Golden Whistlers and many more species.
|1.||Twilight (Dwarf Tree Frogs, Boobook Owl, Sooty Owl, Laughing Kookaburra)||[2:58]|
|2.||Dawn Ascends (Black-faced Monarch, Eastern Yellow Robin, Rufous Fantail, Olive-backed Oriole, Grey Butcherbird, Brown Cuckoo Dove, Rufous Whistler)||[9:20]|
|3.||Rainforest Gully (Green Catbird, Golden Whistler, Koel, Silvereye, Wonga Pigeon, Superb Lyrebird)||[4:07]|
|4.||Tall Forest (King Parrot, Rufous Whistler, Black-faced Monarch)||[6:30]|
|5.||Morning Ambience (Grey Shrike Thrush, Eastern Whipbird, Noisy Friarbird)||[4:33]|
|6.||On the Forest Path (Scarlet Honeyeater, Brown Cuckoo Dove, Grey Shrike Thrush, Olive-backed Oriole, Sacred Kingfisher, Horsfield’s Bronze Cuckoo)||[21:19]|