Category Archive for 'Thailand'

A Rufous Woodpecker flew across the open meadow, toward the grove of pine trees in which I was sound recording. It landed on a tree nearby, and I could see its lovely, rusty plumage illuminated by the first rays of morning sunlight. They defy gravity, these large woodpeckers, clinging to tree trunks with formidable claws, […]

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Being in a tropical forest in the depths of night can be one of the most relaxing and meditative experiences for me. In total darkness, with a chorus of nocturnal insects chiming in the night air, I would describe it as being immersed in a hypnotic sound bath. Very peaceful. So I wanted to create […]

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Nature sounds recorded in Thailand feature in our latest album release: “Shama Song”. This album highlights one of the most beautiful singers in the bird world.Tweet

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The Haunting Song of Gibbons

Gibbons are quite common in Thailand’s tropical forests, and their haunting calls can be heard most mornings. Tweet

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The monsoon has finally caught up with us. Not in a torrential downpour kind of way – just steady soaking rainstorms that last an hour or so each day. But it is enough to bring the leeches out in platoons on the forest tracks, and create landslides like this one on the path to our […]

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I have to mention the Thai Longtail. Not because it is some exotic tropical bird, and sadly not because it is rare or nice to listen to. No. Longtails are both ubiquitous and very, very unpleasantly noisy. Tweet

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I thought I was recording a tropical waterfall, but no, it was just the sweat pouring off me. We have never been so uncomfortably hot and sticky. And it was only 5.30 am.Tweet

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Thailand’s border with Myanmar (Burma) is a curious area. The last hills of the great Himalayan range separate two Buddhist nations with a long history of conflict.Tweet

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Thailand, pt. 1 – Nam Nao

We were anticipating tropical heat on this trip, but the dry Australian summer has not prepared us for the humidity here. Yesterday we sat at lunch with a British expat who was eating an ice cream and perspiring as much as we were. Having finished, he used his ice-cream stick, window-wiper style, to scrape the […]

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Over the next two months, Sarah and I shall be recording and photographing in the forests of Thailand and Malaysia. For those of you placing orders during this time, Alison will be attending to inquiries and CD orders. She will be able to access emails daily, so if you have any questions or difficulties, just […]

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