Spring Is Here!

Jefferson Salamander migrating on 8 Feb 2019

Last Thursday, on the 8th of February, we had a brief warm and rainy spell. The temperature rose to about 50F during the day and then dropped into the high 40s as night unfolded. Although way too early in the season for amphibian activity here in upstate New York, I decided to visit a local natural area just in case a wayward Jefferson Salamander was on the move …

Snow Trekker

Jefferson Salamander - screenshot from video

Enjoy this wonderful video featuring a Jefferson Salamander crossing a snow patch during its early spring migration from the forest to the breeding pond …

Yasuni Soundscapes – Binaural Podcast

Greetings everyone! I’m pleased to announce that I’ve just published Yasuni Soundscapes, a fully-binaural, 30-minute narrated podcast featuring 23 recordings I made in early November at Sani Lodge, in the Yasuni National Park region of Ecuador’s lowland Amazon rainforest. In this immersive nature sound experience, I share my rainforest recording adventure, condensing nearly six days of field work into a reconstruction of a typical day of observing and listening.

Yasuni Soundscapes

Sani Lodge lagoon at dawn  © Lang Elliott

Hi all! I am fresh back from Ecuador and excited to share soundscapes I recorded at the wonderful Sani Lodge, located along the Napo River about 50 miles downriver from Coca, Ecuador. I’ve posted 21 (so far) on SoundCloud … you can listen to them via the playlist below …

Meltwater Melodies – Podcast

Three Sisters Mountains © Lang Elliott

Hi Friends! I’ve just published Meltwater Melodies, an 11-minute binaural podcast recounting my visit to Oregon’s Cascade Mountains high country in mid-June of last year. My adventure only lasted a day, but I managed to snag a number of wonderful spacious recordings featuring various birds and frogs, along with the soothing sounds of meltwater brooks. You’ll hear songs and calls of the following, listed in the order of appearance: Hermit Thrush, Red-breasted Nuthatch, American Crow, woodpecker drums, Varied Thrush, American Robin, Sierra Chorus Frog, Common Nighthawk, Dark-eyed Junco, and more.

Coqui Magic Nightscapes

El Yunque Mountain Scene © Lang Elliott

Just for fun, I’ve been exploring my Coqui recordings from my trip to Puerto Rico in March of 2013. As many of you already know, the Puerto Rican or Common Coqui is a small tropical frog that is widespread throughout the island (along with a handful of other species in the genus), and that has a very recognizable breeding call that rises in pitch and sounds like a whistled CO-KEE! Featured are four amazing nighttime soundscapes that will give you a taste of what the tropical forest sounds like in the wee hours before dawn …

Crickets, Drip, Owls and Peepers

beaver pond in Shindagin Hollow, at dusk © Lang Elliott

Tomorrow, I’m off to the Catskills to attend a workshop with David Abram, author of the splendid book “Spell of the Sensuous.” Should be fun. But to keep y’all happy while I’m gone, I’ve decided to post a new immersive binaural (3D) soundscape … I’m calling it “Crickets, Drip, Owls and Peepers” and I recorded it on the 25th of September 2017 in nearby Shindagin Hollow. How fortunate I am to have captured this wonderful recording!

Light Rain and Blue Jays

Shindagin Hollow forest scene

Featuring light rain and the calls of blue jays and spring peepers, this remarkably immersive binaural field recording is best appreciated by listening over headphones. The raindrops provide a wide, relaxing soundstage against which blue jays sound off with a variety of nasal sounds and jay-calls. Occasionally spring peepers give brief series’ of bird-like peeps … their “autumn piping” from trees and shrubs, often occurring quite far from their breeding pools and ponds.

Pure Nature –3D Soundscapes

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Featuring Supremely Spacious Binaural Soundscapes

If you love nature and own an iPhone or iPad, this app is made for you! Optimized for headphone listening, my 3D binaural soundscapes will transport you into wild nature, where the tonic of wildness will soothe your spirit and bring a relaxed sense of joy to your day.

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