Thailand: River of Life - Album Cover

River of Life

A relaxing nature soundscape featuring the sound of a wild flowing river with background birdsong.

Recording Location: Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand
Habitat: Riverine forest
Duration: 67 minutes (2 tracks)
Year of Release: 2015 © All rights reserved
Download Formats: mp3 & FLAC (48kHZ/24bit)


Thailand: River of Life - Album Cover

Album Description

Known as one of the last refuges for the indochinese tiger, Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary in western Thailand is a success story in wildlife conservation. As well as tiger, the reserve boasts healthy populations of other large mammals including Asian Elephant, Gaur, Banteng, Leopard and Indian Water Buffalo. A reason for the high diversity of birds and mammals is the variety of habitats, ranging from evergreen rainforest to dry open woodlands and grassy meadows.

Two healthy river systems originating in the mountains straddling the Myanmar/Thai border flow down into Huai Kha Khaeng, providing a constant source of fresh water even in the dry season. The two tracks of this album were recorded on the banks of one of these rivers, the Thap Salao, as it flows gently through the beautiful forests of Huai Kha Khaeng.

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Recording Location

Map - Huai Kha Khaeng, Thailand

Track Listing

1. Pre-dawn Ambience (30:00)
A peaceful recording of the Thap Salao river flowing at around 4am. This track is focused mainly on the sounds of the river with pleasant insect sounds from the surrounding forest as a background. At the start of the track and again at around 15:00 an Asian Barred Owlet calls softly in the background a few times, and at 3:38 a Green Peafowl crows.
2. Tranquil Morning (37:00)
This second track was recorded closer to the river’s edge just after dawn. The morning birdsong is quite subdued and makes for a lovely gentle river soundscape. At the start of the track Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher, Coppersmith Barbet and White-rumped Shama call from the nearby forest and an Oriental Pied Hornbill occasionally cackles. Other bird species heard later in the track include Stork-billed Kingfisher, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher, Puff-throated babbler, Pin-Striped Tit-Babbler, Lineated barbet, Black-hooded Oriole & White-bellied Woodpecker.

Species heard on this album include:

Green Peafowl, Asian Barred Owlet, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Oriental Pied Hornbill, Coppersmith & Lineated Barbets, Tickell’s Blue-flycatcher, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, White-rumped Shama, Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher, Puff-throated babbler, Pin-Striped Tit-Babbler, Black-hooded Oriole & White-bellied Woodpecker.

Photos from the Recording Location