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Listen to nature: explore wildlife sounds of Great Britain

Scotland

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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Red Deer (Cervus elaphus). Glen Meinech, Inverness, Scotland. Recorded by Richard Margoschis. Peregrine (Falco peregrinus). Cairngorms, Scotland. Recorded by John B. Fisher. Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus). Dornoch, Loch Fleet, Sutherland, Scotland. Recorded by William Sinclair. Osprey (Pandion haliaetus). Morayshire, Scotland. Recorded by Victor Lewis. Osprey (Pandion haliaetus). Highland, Scotland. Recorded by Simon Elliott. John Dory (Zeus faber). Aberdeen, Scotland. Recorded by A. D. Hawkins. Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus). Aberdeen, Scotland. Recorded by A. D. Hawkins. Red-throated Diver (Gavia stellata). Wester Ross, Scotland. Recorded by William Sinclair. Common Gull (Larus canus). Morayshire, Scotland. Recorded by Victor Lewis. Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix). Invernesshire, Scotland. Recorded by Richard Margoschis. Greenshank (Tringa nebularia). West Sutherland, Scotland. Recorded by William Sinclair. Go to Europe Map Go to Northern England Map Go to Southern England and Wales Map

The sounds featured on this map are also listed below alphabetically by the common name of the species. Click on the name to listen.

Black Grouse Tetrao tetrix
from "British Bird Sounds on CD", recorded by Richard Margoschis, April 1984, Invernesshire, Scotland.
Common Gull Larus canus
calls, recorded by Victor Lewis, 4 June 1978, Morayshire, Scotland.
Greenshank Tringa nebularia
song and calls, recorded by William Sinclair, 3 May 1975, West Sutherland, Scotland.
Haddock Melanogrammus aeglefinus
knocking sounds recorded in captivity, recorded by A. D. Hawkins, 1968, Aberdeen, Scotland.
John Dory Zeus faber
recorded with a hydrophone, recorded by A. D. Hawkins, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
heartbeat, recorded by Simon Elliott, 21 June 1999, Highland, Scotland.
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
calls, recorded by Victor Lewis, 11 June 1978, Morayshire, Scotland.
Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
calls, recorded by William Sinclair, 4 June 1991, Dornoch, Loch Fleet, Sutherland, Scotland.
Peregrine Falco peregrinus
calls, recorded by John B. Fisher, 16 June 1972, Cairngorms, Scotland.
Red Deer Cervus elaphus
roaring, recorded by Richard Margoschis, 19 October 1980, Glen Meinech, Inverness, Scotland.
Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata
a pair calling, recorded by William Sinclair, 15 April 1991, Wester Ross, Scotland.
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