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Summer in Wollemi National Park, NSW, Australia

Although it is fairly close to Sydney, Wollemi National Park protects an area of wilderness which is relatively unexplored. My wife & I stayed at a campground on the edge of the reserve & I made many recordings in the area over the course of a few days. This...

Windy Morning on Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia

Strong winds made recording difficult on this trip to Mount Kinabalu, but I managed to get one decent recording where the sound of the wind complements the birdsong & ambience. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/129625363"...

Eubenangee Rainforest, Queensland, Australia

The sounds of the rainforest late this afternoon were wonderful. I visited Eubenangee Swamp National Park, about an hours drive south of Cairns, and took a trail which meandered through lowland tropical rainforest alongside a river. Yellow Orioles are the dominant...

Dawn at Lumholtz Lodge, Atherton Tablelands

I placed the microphones a few metres from a small stream in upland rainforest and left them to capture the dawn chorus. You can hear the raucous calls of Orange-footed Scrubfowl (one of Australia’s three species of megapode or mound-builder) as well as the unusual...

Frog Chorus on Black Mountain Road

Although the wet season hadn't begun, the frogs had just started calling following some light rain the previous day. Northern Barred Frogs (Mixophyes schevilli) make the wonderfully deep croaks, while the beautiful Orange-thighed Treefrogs (Litoria xanthomera) call in...

Gentle Morning in the Daintree – QLD, Australia

Listen on headphones & relax to the sounds of the World Heritage-listed Daintree rainforest, Queensland, Australia. A group of Little Shrike Thrush whistle melodious phrases, responding to each other's calls. Superb & Wompoo Fruit Doves provide a bassline,...

Evening Rhythms – Kuranda, QLD, Australia

On a windy night along a logging road near Kuranda, Queensland, a variety of nocturnal creatures harmonize their voices in an unusually rhythmic soundscape. Large-tailed Nightjars call repeatedly with their cosmic 'chopping' sound, along with katydids, cicadas,...

White-handed Gibbon Singing

A lone, young male White-handed Gibbon sings from the rainforest canopy in Taman Negara, Malaysia. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/141459835"...

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