All our recordings are made in pristine habitats, and occasionally we encounter rare or threatened critters. We had the privilege of hearing and recording the calls of a pair of Sooty Owls (Tyto tenebricosa).
This clip is from our first album ‘Tall Forest‘ – and was recorded in late summer in the mountain Ash forests of eastern Victoria, Australia.
Standing in these forests at night, with trees towering overhead, hearing this pair of Sooty Owls calling to each other for hours, was one of the highlights of my life.
But it is tinged with melancholy too; the Sooty Owl’s conservation status is threatened, due to aggressive logging of native forests in the past.
National Threatened Species Day is held on 7th of September each year – sadly marking the death of the last Thylacine at Hobart Zoo in 1936.
Established in 1993 by nature sound recordist Andrew Skeoch and photographer Sarah Koschak, Listening Earth offers a range of beautiful nature sound recordings from around the world.
"Our albums feature only the sounds of nature as you would hear in the wild - no music or other distractions. Recorded in often remote and pristine locations, they bring you the relaxing and beautiful sounds of our living planet. Listen, and let our recordings take you there."