Please enjoy this library of immersive nature recordings, a collection of track samples taken from soundscape titles in my Music of Nature Store. Close your eyes and imagine actually being there, mesmerized by the sights and sounds around you. Bathe yourself in nature’s healing music and experience relief from the cares and worries of your day.
Note: These spacious binaural recordings sound best if listened-to using earbuds, headphones, or full-range speakers. Please enjoy them in a quiet place and be sure to set the volume fairly low, in order to simulate the actual listening-experience in nature.
5:45am, May 18 – Smoky Mountains, Tennessee
Track excerpt from Birds and Brooks – During a trip to the Smoky Mountains, I stopped along a highway at the break of dawn and hurried down a steep ravine to capture this gentle chorus featuring two Wood Thrushes singing back-and-forth from opposite sides of a creek. 5:45am, 18 May 2000. Foothills Parkway near Gatlinburg, Tennessee. © Lang Elliott.
11pm, Sept 10 – Old field, upstate New York
Track excerpt from Insect Lullabies – Recorded on a cool September night in a meadow overgrown with shrubs. Snowy Tree Crickets chirp and trill, Sword-bearing Coneheads give high-pitched sibilant calls, and two Barred Owls sound off, their hoots echoing across the meadow. 11pm, 10 September 2010. Forested hills near Ithaca, New York. © Lang Elliott.
Thrushes Singing in Light Rain
9am, May 16 – forested hills of upstate New York
Track excerpt from Rain Thrush – A supremely relaxing soundscape recorded in hardwood forest. Features the songs of Wood Thrush and Veery, with an Ovenbird at times. Other species heard include Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Brown Creeper, Dark-eyed Junco and more. 9 am, 16 May 2011, Danby State Forest near Ithaca, New York. © Lang Elliott.
7am, May 23 – forested hills of eastern Tennessee
Track excerpt from Birds at Dawn – Relax next to a small bubbling spring in the forested hills of Tennessee. A Northern Cardinal and Tufted Titmouse sound off while Carolina Chickadees and migrating White-throated Sparrows enliven the soundscape with thin, high-pitched whistles. 23 May 1995, near Knoxville, Tennessee. © Lang Elliott.
Gentle Waves & Insects
9pm, Aug 29 – Lake Ontario, upstate New York
Track excerpt from Ontario Wavescape – The wave action is gentle. In the background, listen for the pulsating chirps of Snowy Tree Crickets set against a continuous chorus of other species of tree crickets. Made especially by nature to lull you into a restful sleep. 9-10pm, 29 August 2014, Robert G. Wehle State Park, near Henderson, New York. © Lang Elliott.
5am, May 16 – Wacissa River in the Florida panhandle
Track excerpt from Swamp Song – Imagine spending the night next to a springfed river in the panhandle of Florida. It is about an hour before dawn. Green Treefrogs sound off in the darkness, accompanied by the hoots of Barred Owls and a chorus of crickets … the southern swamp at its best. 16 May 1994, Wacissa River near Tallahassee Florida. © Lang Elliott.
5am, May 31 – at the edge of a meadow in southern Ohio
Track excerpt from Meadow Pastorale – At the edge of a meadow among rolling hills, an Eastern Bluebird greets the dawn with bright, musical phrases. A Common Yellowthroat also sings loudly and a Spring Field Cricket soon begins chirping from the grass. Listen also for Northern Cardinal, Eastern Towhee, and Yellow-breasted Chat. 5:00am, 31 May 2000. Near Marietta, Ohio. © Lang Elliott.
9:45pm, Oct 3 – Land Between the Lakes, KY
Track excerpt from Voices of the Night – It is autumn and the only sound in the cooling nighttime forest is a subdued insect chorus. Then, quite unexpectedly, distant Coyotes sound off, ntheir musical howls meandering, interweaving, and echoing across the hilly landscape … pure magic to the ears! 9:45pm, 3 October 2009, Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky. © Bob McGuire & Lang Elliott.
10pm, Jan 10 – deep in the Peruvian amazon rainforest.
Track excerpt from Amazon Dreams – An Amazonian nightscape featuring the bell-like tinks of an unknown frog plus tinkly trills from a cricket. Smoky Jungle Frogs can be heard heard in the background. The insect chorus is varied and delightful. Let this delicate soundscape transport you to one of the most special places on earth. 10pm, January 10, 2002.© Lang Elliott.
A Symphony of Loons
9pm, May 3 – Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada
Track excerpt from Loon Lake – Shortly after dusk, numerous pairs of loons begin sounding off, communicating to each other their territorial boundaries. Their wails, yodels, and tremolos echo from near and far across the still waters, against a continuous backdrop of distant Spring Peepers. 9pm, 3 May 2011, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada. © Lang Elliott.
Toad Trills and Thunder
10pm, April 10 – Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky.
Track excerpt from Thunder Toads – A sublimely relaxing soundscape, recorded among the hills of western Kentucky. American Toads give dreamlike trills accompanied by a gentle chorus of spring peepers. A thunderstorm approaches, with periodic rumbling thunder and several periods of light rain and wind. 10-11 pm, 10 April 2000.© Lang Elliott.
Voice of the Glade
10pm, May 17 – Everglades National Park, Florida.
Track excerpt from Everglades Soundscape – Recorded at a roadside pool, this immersive Everglades soundscape features croaks of Pig Frogs, scraping calls of Squirrel Treefrogs, quank calls of Green Treefrogs, and the lapping sound of water … set against a vibrant chorus of insect songs. 10pm, 17 May 1994. Everglades National Park, Florida. Recorded by Ted Mack.
Frogs and Birds at Dawn
7am, July 31 – among the hills of upstate New York
Track excerpt from Summer Frogs – An uplifting midsummer dawn chorus recorded at a beaver pond surrounded by forest in the hills of upstate New York. Listen for the gunk! calls of Green Frogs, the spirited songs of a Song Sparrow, and the distant piping calls of a lone Blue Jay. 6:30-7:30 am, 31 July 2011, Shindagin Hollow near Ithaca, New York. © Lang Elliott.
6am, July 25 – Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York
Track excerpt from Thrush Flutesongs – A Hermit Thrush sounds off from a northern blog and others sing in the distance, as if echoing the main singer. Listen also for the clear whistles of White-throated Sparrows and the sweet trills of a Dark-eyed Junco. Such ethereal music, as if from another world. 6am, 25 July 1994, near Paul Smiths, New York. © Ted Mack.