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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On the Banks of the Emerald River

Lawn Hill Gorge: an oasis for birdlife in northern Australia. Here a river of emerald green flows through a rainforest alive with rare tropical birdsong.

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Paperbarks by Still Water

Sit under paperbark trees by the still waters of Cajeput Waterhole, with a wealth of birdsong all around

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Papuan Dawn

3 hour recording over dawn in the mountain rainforest of Papua New Guinea’s remote Huon peninsula.

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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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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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Song of the Blackbird

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

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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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Sunbird Forest

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

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The Dancing Brolgas of Ooroolanie

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

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The Far Southeast - Gippsland's Coastal Forest

A spectacular palette of birdsong from a pocket of coastal temporate rainforest in far southeast Australia

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The First Dawn

Africa - the cradle of humanity. This soundscape from the wooded edge of a seasonal lake may be little changed from what our distant ancestors knew.

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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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The Gulf Country - Northern Australia

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

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The Sacred Forests of India - Kotagarh

A chorus of Jungle Owlets begin a morning of birdsong in remote Kotagarh forest

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The Sacred Forests of India - Nagarahole

India's remarkable wildlife - elephants, monkeys, deer, tiger, and a wealth of birdsong - are heard in deep forests of teak, rosewood and bamboo.

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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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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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Yosemite: Mariposa Grove Dawn

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

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