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A Visit to Thung Yai Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand

A belated trip report from a visit to Thung Yai in December 2017! Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary had been on my wishlist of places to visit for some time. After several enjoyable trips to the neighbouring Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife...

Tangkoko Cicadas

In the heat of the day, the natural sounds of the rainforest in Tangkoko Nature Reserve can be deafening! In this sample you can hear at least three cicada species calling, along with the sounds of Green Imperial Pigeon, Hair-crested Drongo, Black-naped Oriole & Pied...

Tangkoko Morning – A Rainforest Soundscape from Sulawesi

Tangkoko Nature Reserve protects one of the few remaining areas of pristine lowland rainforest in northern Sulawesi. Much of the biodiversity here is unique, including the stunning Celebes Crested Macaque (Macaca nigra) and tiny Spectral Tarsier (Tarsius spectrum)....

New Album: ‘On the Riverbank: Ulu Muda’

Ulu Muda is a vast area of lowland rainforest in northern Peninsula Malaysia and is a vital water catchment area for millions of people in the provinces of Kedah & Penang. Although labelled as a 'forest reserve', logging concessions are currently active within Ulu...

Mystery Night Sound – Ulu Muda, Malaysia

Recorded around midnight on remote microphones left in primary rainforest along the banks of the Sungai Muda river. The sound appears to come from at least two individuals close to the microphones (one to the left and another in front or above) and at least two more...

Dewdrops in Fiji’s Rainforest

During a brief visit to Viti Levu, Fiji, I had the chance to visit some remnant rainforest in the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park. This reserve is one of the few remaining areas of healthy rainforest, most having been cleared over the past century for agriculture. Being so...

DVD Review – The Secret Life of the Tawny Owl

Producer and cameraman: David Culley Narrator: Chris Packham. "The Secret Life of the Tawny Owl" is an outstanding wildlife documentary featuring intimate footage of one of the UK's most common yet little understood nocturnal bird species. Producer and cameraman David...

Spring in the Andalucian Mountains

Recorded in pinsapo (Spanish fir) forest in the Sierra de las Nieves National Park, near Ronda Spain. The birdlife was particularly active this cool spring morning, with many species moving around close by the microphones. You can here some very light rain blow in...

Pindaroi Forest Soundscape

En route to another location in northern NSW, I stumbled upon a nice area of forest near a marsh (near Pindaroi) and recorded the following soundscape. It was just before sunset, and banjo frogs, as well as a few other frog species were calling from a nearby marsh. A...

Frogs in the Chaelundi Wilderness, NSW, Australia

Each sample features a different combination of species calling, illustrating that subtle differences in water-depth, flow rate and surrounding vegetation-type create important micro-habitats preferred by certain frog species.

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