BIRDS AT DAWN features ten uplifting dawn choruses from across eastern and central North America. Recordings have been selected for their pleasing combinations of sounds, which bring to mind the bursting forth of life in spring and the glorious concerts of nature at the dawning of the day. Perfect for playing softly in the background while you’re working, or at the beginning of each new day.
10 tracks, 70 mins. (Compact Disc Version available here)
Notes by Lang Elliott: Putting together this collection of dawn choruses was no easy task. I waded through over a hundred recordings that I had gathered over the past twenty years. I also had Ted Mack and Wil Hershberger send me their best. Then I put my nose to the grindstone and selected only the ones I felt were excellent, recordings that are at once immersive, beautiful, engaging, and relaxing. I am pleased with the result. Featured are dawn choruses from wild places throughout the eastern half of North America, including New York, North Carolina, West Virginia, Indiana, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and even Manitoba. The sounds of dozens of species are represented and some tracks include the gurgling of brooks. Set the volume to a low or moderate level and then sit back and enjoy the striking beauty of some of nature’s finest compositions.
Playback Volume: Play softly for an optimal effect. It is important to listen at a volume that is similar to what you would actually experience in nature … our native birds, gently caressing you with their music at dawn.
Title: Birds at Dawn
Type: Pure Nature Soundscapes (stereo/binaural)
Length: 10 tracks, 70 minutes
Format: MP3 (256kbps) and FLAC digital downloads, On-demand Compact Disc
Download File Name: birds_at_dawn.zip (130 megabytes); birds_at_dawn_flac.zip (386 megabytes)
Date Published: February 2013
Recordists: Lang Elliott, Ted Mack, and Wil Hershberger
Copyright: “Birds at Dawn” © 2013 Lang Elliott, Music of Nature, All Rights Reserved (note: each track is individually copyrighted by the person who recorded the track).
Cover Photos: wood thrush closeup © Lang Elliott, background forest scene iStock by Getty Images