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Listen to nature: explore wildlife sounds of North America

On the map below, the location of each wildlife sound recording is identified by a red map pin. Click on the pin to listen.

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Marine Toad (Bufo marinus). Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Recorded by Richard Ranft. Mantled Howler (Alouatta palliata). Santa Rosa National Park, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. Recorded by Richard Ranft. Zapata Wren (Ferminia cerverai). Santo Tomas, Zapata Swamp, Cuba. Recorded by Tom Gullick. Jamaican Crow (Corvus jamaicensis). Windsor Caves, Jamaica. Recorded by Steve Smith. Song Sparrow (Zonotrichia melodia) Tennessee Valley, California, USA. Recorded by Anthony H. Baylis. Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas). Elk Island National Park Longitude 112 55'W, Latitude 53 45'N, Alberta, Canada. Recorded by Phil Riddett. Happy Wren (Thryothorus felix). Pluma Hidalgo, Mexico. Recorded by Tom Gullick. Harp Seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus). Magdalen Islands, Quebec, Canada. Recorded by Arturo Serrano. Harp Seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus). Gulf of St Lawrence, Canada. Recorded by Jonathan Gordon. Go to World Map Go to Florida/Ontario Map

In addition to the sounds featured in the map, the alphabetical list below contains further recordings from this region. Click on the name to listen.

Black-faced Solitaire Myadestes ralloides
song, recorded by Richard Ranft, 14 April 1985, Volcan Barva, Costa Rica.
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
song, recorded by Phil Riddett, 25 June 1990, Elk Island National Park Longitude 112 55'W, Latitude 53 45'N, Alberta, Canada.
Happy Wren Thryothorus felix
song, recorded by Tom Gullick, 20 August 1997, Pluma Hidalgo, Mexico.
Harp Seal Pagophilus groenlandicus
recorded by Jonathan Gordon, March 1988, Gulf of St Lawrence, Canada.
Harp Seal Pagophilus groenlandicus
recorded by Arturo Serrano, 7 March 2000, Magdalen Islands, Quebec, Canada.
Jamaican Crow Corvus jamaicensis
calls, recorded by Steve Smith, 2 March 1993, Windsor Caves, Jamaica.
Mantled Howler Alouatta palliata
recorded by Richard Ranft, 2 May 1985, Santa Rosa National Park, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica.
Marine Toad Bufo marinus
calls, recorded by Richard Ranft, 27 April 1985, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.
Montezuma Oropendola Psarocolius monetzuma
song, recorded by Richard Ranft, March 1985, Horquetas, Heredia Province, Costa Rica.
Song Sparrow Zonotrichia melodia
song, recorded by Anthony H. Baylis, 9 April 1988, Tennessee Valley, California, USA.
Strawberry Frog Dendrobates pumilio
song, recorded by Richard Ranft, 20 February 1985, La Selva Biological Reserve, Heredia Province, Costa Rica.
White-collared Manakin Manacus candei
wing sounds and calls at lek, recorded by Richard Ranft, 13 March 1986, La Selva Biological Reserve, Heredia Province, Costa Rica.
Zapata Wren Ferminia cerverai
song, recorded by Tom Gullick, 8 March 1998, Santo Tomas, Zapata Swamp, Cuba.
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