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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Fitzroy River Gorge

Fairy martins twitter overhead, while tropical birdsong echoes off the rockwalls of a remote gorge in Australia's north

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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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Adirondack Lake

Spring passerine birdsong and the deep growls of bullfrogs drift across a small lake at dawn in the Adirondack Mountains

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Birdsong Among the Ruins

Spring birdsong echoes around the ruins of the ancient Mediterranean city of Termessos

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Dawn Chorus: New Zealand

The warbling of Tuis begins a vibrant dawn chorus of New Zealand's native birdsong

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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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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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A Wetland Restored

Waterfowl and bush birdsong has returned to Lake Gladstone in the Kimberley region of Australia's far north

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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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Papuan Dawn

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

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In the Refuge of a Fern Gully

Birdsong filters through mountain forest in Australia's eastern highlands.

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Morning at the Lutownia River

by Izabela Dluzyk. 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

by Izabela Dluzyk. 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

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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