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Listen to nature: explore wildlife sounds of Northern England

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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All recordings copyright British Library Board. The recordings on this site are for private listening only; copying, broadcasting or reproduction is prohibited.

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

"Sea Cliffs" with Kittiwakes and Fulmars
from "Wild Britain" CD., recorded by Richard Margoschis, 9 May 1990, Bempton, North Yorkshire, England.
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
song, recorded by Richard Ranft, 17 June 1989, Ennerdale, Cumbria, England.
Cockerel
crowing, recorded by Richard Ranft, June 1989, Ennerdale, Cumbria, England.
Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
community singing, recorded by Simon Elliott, 4 November 1990, Kielder Forest, Northumberland, England.
Curlew Numenius arquata
calls, recorded by G Patchett, 25 April 1973, Great Timble, Otley, West Yorkshire, England.
Early Nesting Bumble Bees Bombus pratorum
recorded by Richard Ranft, 17 June 1989, Ennerdale, Cumbria, England.
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
calls, recorded by G Patchett, 10 June 1972, Walney Island, Barrow in Furness, England.
Magpie Pica pica
calls, recorded by Richard Ranft, 18 June 1989, Ennerdale, Cumbria, England.
Meadow soundscape with grasshoppers
recorded by Richard Ranft, 19 June 1989, Ennerdale, Cumbria, England.
Red Grouse Lagopus lagopus
song, recorded by John B. Fisher, 7 March 1975, Cogden Moor, Yorkshire, Swaledale, England.
Swallow Hirundo rustica
song, recorded by William Pedley, 8 June 1991, Ennerdale, Cumbria, England.
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Curlew (Numenius arquata). Great Timble, Otley, West Yorkshire, England. Recorded by G Patchett. Magpie (Pica pica). Ennerdale, Cumbria, England. Recorded by Richard Ranft. Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus). Walney Island, Barrow in Furness, England. Recorded by G Patchett. Meadow soundscape with grasshoppers. Ennerdale, Cumbria, England. Recorded by Richard Ranft. Early Nesting Bumble Bees (Bombus pratorum). Ennerdale, Cumbria, England. Recorded by Richard Ranft. Cockerel. Ennerdale, Cumbria, England. Recorded by Richard Ranft. Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs). Ennerdale, Cumbria, England. Recorded by Richard Ranft. Swallow (Hirundo rustica). Ennerdale, Cumbria, England. Recorded by William Pedley. Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus). Cogden Moor, Yorkshire, Swaledale, England. Recorded by John B. Fisher. "Sea Cliffs" with Kittiwakes and Fulmars. Bempton, North Yorkshire, England. Recorded by Richard Margoschis. Common Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra). Kielder Forest, Northumberland, England. Recorded by Simon Elliott. Go to Great Britain Map