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"Sea Cliffs" with Kittiwakes and Fulmars
from "Wild Britain" CD, recorded by Richard Margoschis, 9 May 1990, Bempton, North Yorkshire, England.
Australasian Bush
recorded by John N. Hutchinson, 6 November 1975, Balingup, Western Australia, Australia.
Bharatpur Dawn
recorded by Richard Ranft, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India.
Bushland Dawn Chorus
recorded by John N. Hutchinson, 31 October 1975, Wrights Bridge, Blackwood River W.A, Australia.
Cape Dawn soundscape at 0445 hours
recorded by David Watts, 12 December 1979, Outeniqua Mountains (ca 22 37'E, ca 33 54'S), Cape Province, South Africa.
Danum Valley atmosphere
recorded by Charles Rowney, July 1986, Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia.
Dawn chorus
recorded by David Watts, 27 November 1984, Royal National Amphitheatre, near Tendele Camp, Natal, South Africa.
Dawn chorus
from "Dawn Chorus" CD, recorded by Phil Riddett, 13 June 1998, Burwash Common, East Sussex, England.
Dawn chorus
recorded by Reg Kersley, March 1972, Dusun Game Reserve, Malaysia.
Dawn Chorus
recorded by Richard Ranft, 25 May 1998, Ebernoe Common, West Sussex, England.
Dawn chorus
recorded by Richard Ranft, Naini Tal, Himalayas, India.
Dusk in an oriental rainforest
recorded by Reg Kersley, February 1973, Taman Nagara National Park, Malaysia.
Estuary atmosphere
recorded by Richard Margoschis, 25 September 1991, Burnham Overy, Norfolk, England.
Evening atmosphere
recorded by Katie Hampson, 5 August 1998, Coorg, Lackunda Estate, Karnataka, India.
Extract from Rainforest Requiem
frogs, insects and owls accompany the mournful cadence of a Common Potoo (Nyctibius griseus) by the Amazon river, recorded by Richard Ranft, August 1988, Amacayacu National Park, Amazonas, Colombia.
Forest dawn chorus
recorded by TC White, 9 September 1979, Mt Tambomine, Queensland, Australia.
Meadow soundscape with grasshoppers
recorded by Richard Ranft, 19 June 1989, Ennerdale, Cumbria, England.
Pine cones
splitting open in heat, recorded by Kyle Turner, 9 August 1998, Foret de St. Nicholas, nr Chinon, Loire, France.
Rainfall
recorded by Richard Ranft, August 1988, Amacayacu National Park, Amazonas, Colombia.
Rainforest Soundscape
recorded by John N. Hutchinson, 30 April 1980, Green Mountains, Queensland, Australia.
Rough sea with heavy surf on large sandy beach after storm
recorded by Paul Duck, 28 February 1996, Whitesand Bay, Cornwall, England.
Rough sea, waves rushing through a narrow gully
recorded by Paul Duck, 1 March 1996, Kynance Cove, Cornwall, England.
Thunderstorm
recorded by Eric & May Nobles, 6 July 1989, Tanat Valley, Montgomeryshire, Wales.
Tropical savannah soundscape
recorded by Robert Stjernstedt, 7 September 1966, Arusha, Tanzania.
Water dripping in a subterranean cavern
recorded by Richard Ranft, 20 May 1997, limestone caves, Dordogne, France.
Wind
recorded by Eric & May Nobles, 1 May 1989, Aberdaron, Braich-y-Pwll, Lleyn, Wales.
Woodland dawn chorus
Wren, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Carrion Crow in chorus at 0535 hours, recorded by William Pedley, 17 June 1973, Wicken Wood, Northamptonshire, England.
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