Rise & Shine!

Our human ancestors have, for generation after generation, woken with the birds. We live in the 21st century, however our senses are still waiting for the birds to sing us awake. But now we've replaced them with alarm clocks.

These albums bring you the natural sounds of the morning. You'll hear the rhythms of life waking gently; birds, frogs and insects doing what they do to get the day going naturally.

Our listeners have told us of how they play these recordings quietly in their home each new day, or load them on their smart phones or tablets as nature's wake up call. You may just find that you're able to throw your alarm clock out the window.

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Morning at the Lutownia River

A single-take recording of a morning soundscape made near the Lutownia river in the Bialowieza primeval forest in Poland

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Morning Soundscapes from the Biebrza Marshes

A journey in sound through one of the last untamed river valleys in Europe – the Biebrza in Poland.

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Honeyeaters Sing in an Outback Dawn

A complete dawn chorus from Australia's Sturt Desert, featuring a variety of honeyeater voices weaving together

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The Dancing Brolgas of Ooroolanie

New! Brolgas call among a fantastic diversity of birdlife attracted to an ephemeral wetland in the Australian outback

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Echoes from the Ancient Forest

by Izabela Dluzyk. A sound journey to one of the last virgin forests of Europe – the Bialowieza forest in Poland.

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The Gulf Country - Northern Australia

A spectacularly diverse morning of birdsong from the savannah grasslands of northern Australia

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Karri and Jarrah

Flocks of nectar feeding lorikeets and honeyeaters run riot through the tall, flowering forests of southwest Australia.

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Bialowieza I - Stara Twilight

by Geoff Sample. Deep forest birdsong, timeless and distinctively European, from the Bialowieza Forest in Poland.

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Sound Journey to Emajoe-Suursoo

by Veljo Runnel. One of Europe's last truly wild places - the wetlands of Estonia's Emajogi River delta come alive with a fabulous diversity of life in the spri

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Yosemite: Mariposa Grove Dawn

by Dan Dugan. A magnificent Sierra Nevada dawn chorus at the peak of the breeding season.

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Dawnsong of Tuis

The beautiful, ringing tones of the Tui echo through a towering New Zealand forest

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Cloudforest - Malaysia

A gentle album, featuring the abundance of life found in Malaysia's mountain forests.

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Mojave

The Mojave desert comes to life as early morning birdsong carries across the open plains

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Native Birdsong of New Zealand

Kiwis, Kokakos, Kakas, Kererus, Kakarikis... the wonderous sounds of New Zealand's rare endemic songbirds.

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Serra dos Orgaos

By Juan Pablo Culasso. Two dawn choruses, recorded the same morning - one highland, one lowland - in Brazil's Serra dos Órgãos

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Time for the Tarkine

Free Download Album. A listening journey into the Tarkine - the largest temperate rainforest in the Southern hemisphere.

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The Whistlers of Kolombangara

The extraordinary rhythmic song of Golden Whistlers fills the rainforest of Kolombangara Island.

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Song of the Blackbird

The melodious songs of Blackbirds ring out during a European spring dawn chorus.

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Dawn Chorus: Scandinavia

The delicate birdsong of this album evokes the renewel of the European spring.

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Dawn Chorus: Australia's Inland

A charismatic duet of White-fronted Honeyeaters features in a dawn chorus from the Australian outback.

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Dawn Chorus: Tanzania

Morning Thrushes begin a daybreak of wonderfully rich birdsong from East Africa

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Beech Wood

Wood Pigeons, warblers and chaffinches are among the summer birdsong from a mature beech woodland in Britain.

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Cheery Bulbuls!

The delightful and cheerful songs of Bulbuls from the woodlands and forests of India.

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The Great Rann

Desert birdsong and the sounds of waterfowl on perenial wetlands from the unique Rann of Kutch region in northwest India.

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A Madrigal of Magpies

A celebration of the beautiful songs of the Australian Magpie.

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Indian Woodland Birdsong

A perfect morning of birdsong from the Deccan woodlands of India.

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Rainforest Morning in Thailand

Morning birdsong fills an evergreen forest in Thailand, one of the world's ecological hotspots.

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In a Sheltered Valley

Morning birdsong fills a densely forested valley, while an occasional breeze stirs the treetops.

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Indian Jungle Dawn

A beautiful morning of birdsong unfolds in one of India's rare lowland forests.

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Sunbird Forest

Sunbirds and Whistling Thrushes are heard in the evergreen forests of Goa, India.

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