Big Bend National Park

View of Chisos Mountains, by Lang Elliott

I arrived in Big Bend National Park on March 9, accompanied by my field assistant Beth Bannister. The Park was super-crowded because of college students on their spring break, but we were fortunate to obtain a camp spot in the popular Basin Campground, high in the Chisos Mountains …

Lost Maples Natural Area

Lost Maples - typical habitat, by Lang Elliott

From March 6-8, field assistant Beth Bannister and I explored Lost Maples State Natural Area, in the Hill Country near Vanderpool, Texas. I’ve recorded at Lost Maples a number of times and was excited to visit, but was concerned that there would be little to record so early in the spring. Boy, was I wrong on that count!

Lower Rio Grande Valley

Along the Rio Grande at Salineno, Texas, by Lang Elliott

Enjoy the sounds of Common Pauraques and Plain Chachalacas, recorded from March 7-9 in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of extreme southern Texas. These Central and South American species only range into the United States in this region …

The Louisiana Coastal Marshes

Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge, by Lang Elliott.

AT LONG LAST, I hereby publish the first podcast of my journey, “Lacassine Pool”, highlighting a variety of recordings that I just made in the coastal marshes of Louisiana, in an around three National Wildlife Refuges. Featured species include: Red-winged Blackird, Loggerhead Shrike, King Rail, Nutria, Least Bittern, Northern Cardinal, Midges, Northern Cricket Frog, Boat-tailed Grackle, and Common Moorhen!

Music of Nature Podcast Now Live

Hi all! A “teaser” for my new “Music of Nature” podcast is now up on SoundCloud, and is also available on iTunes and Stitcher. If you’re a podcast aficionado, please subscribe now! My podcast won’t officially blast off until my 2017 Soundscape Recording Expedition begins late this month … I expect my first “on-location” podcast will appear around March 1st, with podcasts being published at least weekly for the duration of my 5-6 month journey …

Touching Base – 22 Jan 2017

Shindagin Hollow - foggy morning - by Lang Elliott

Hello everyone! This is just a quick “check-in” to let you know what’s up in my life. Other than my forthcoming Soundscape Recording Expedition to the western states, the “big news” in my life is that I will be soon be moving out of my studio space of nearly fifteen years, here at the Finger Lakes Land Trust in Ithaca, New York. They are expanding their staff and need my space …

Winter Birdscape

Shindagin Hollow in Winter

Winter is generally quiet here in the rolling hills of upstate New York, with the exception of the gurgle of brooks, wind in the trees, and occasional bird sounds. A few years ago, I made a special effort to record winter soundscapes. For the most part, I was not that successful … one gets tired of just recording water speaking water. But on one ocassion, I got lucky …

Happy New Year 2017

Shindagin Hollow in Winter

Hi all! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and that the New Year 2017 will break all records in terms of your personal health, productivity, creativity, inner wisdom and peace! I haven’t been blogging lately, but I sure have been busy, primarily in preparation for a MAJOR RECORDING EXPEDITION that will last 5-6 months and begin at the end of February …

Prairie Marsh – Podcast Prototype

Prairie Marsh at Sunset

The prairie pothole marshes have some of the most extraordinary soundscapes that I’ve encountered anywhere during my travels. I made this wonderful recording near Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge in North Dakota, way back in 1993, the year I began collecting binaural soundscapes. It is still among my most treasured recordings …

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