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Cypress Hills Cattle Drive  

Digging back into the archives again, this field recording comes from the Cypress hills in Saskatchewan. A few summers back I was camping there, and was roused one morning by the strangest bestial moans. What sounded like a distant herd of Triceratops moving through the forest, turned out to be a cattle drive (not an uncommon happening for the area). The sounds of the cattle drive, mixed with the lush bird calls of the Cypress Hills, makes for a strange and unique soundscape. Enjoy!

The Island of the Birds  

So I thought it would be fun to use this blog in part to post some of the interesting field recordings I've collected over the years. To start it off, this is a recording from Bacalar in southern Mexico. Bacalar sits on an idyllic inland lagoon, and in the middle of it is a small island shrouded in mangroves. It's earned itself the name "Island of the Birds" as it is home to somewhere around 80 species of birds. One morning a few friends and I decided to Kayak out to the island at sunrise, and we happened to capture the birds during feeding time. This beautiful cacophony is what we heard. Enjoy!