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New Album Release: “Kinabatangan Dawn”

The new album “Kinabatangan Dawn” was recorded over a period of several days in tropical rainforest on the banks of the great Kinabatangan River in Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo). For full details go to the album page: http://wildambience.com/kinabatangan-dawn/ [soundcloud...

Glossy Black Cockatoos Feeding on Casuarina

It sounded like the crackling of a campfire coming from the Allocasuarina trees growing along the creekbed. When I hear this sound in the Australian bush, I've learned to look upwards, as various species of cockatoos and parrots often stay hidden in the foliage of...

Nature Sounds Help Hospital Patients

Doctors at Johns Hopkins University in the US have been exploring how exposure to natural scenes and sounds might help ease patient stress. Nature sounds contributed to a 43% improvement in pain and stress control -...

The Effects of Noise Pollution on Whales

Important research has been published regarding the effects of noise pollution on whales. Scientists played sonar to a group of hunting Cuvier's beaked whales which had been tagged. In response to the sounds, the whales quickly stopped hunting and "swam rapidly,...

North-east New South Wales Field Recording Trip

Tomorrow I'll be heading up to north-eastern New South Wales where I'll visit various national parks and wild areas to record some new nature soundscapes. I'm especially looking forward to spending a few nights in the Border Ranges, a significant area of World...

Soundscapes of Kubah National Park, Borneo

The pure, natural soundscapes of Kubah National Park in Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo) are some of the most intense I have ever experienced. Dawn begins with what some have nicknamed the 'Morning Fanfare' cicada (Gogala & Trilar), an insect species with a distinctive...

New Album Release: “Snow Gum Forest”

A new album entitled 'Snow Gum Forest' is now available. Recorded in the windswept forest of Kanangra-Boyd National Park, this album features three distinct soundscapes recorded over the period of a day in the reserve. Listen to a sample of the album below....

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