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Beaver Lake, Northern Oregon Coast Range

by John Hartog



Beaver Lake
Northern Oregon Coast Range

Oregon Soundscapes
by John Hartog

Hundreds of years of depredation, first against the North American Beaver and then against a vast and lofted fog belt forest that once promoted giant Sitka Spruce, Western Red-cedar, and Western Hemlock… today the ecosystem remains degraded and fragmented.

For some small patches, like this small coastal lake, beavers have returned from near extinction to restore and steward a wild habitat.

This peaceful refuge is also treasured by people. The community maintains a walking trail here. Visitors come to find quietude and connect with nature.

Each of these stereo recordings tells a story in real time with depth and breadth, natural ambient rhythms, and a variety of biological voices.

Listen for the voices and sounds of:

North American Beaver (Castor canadensis)
Pacific Wren (Troglodytes pacificus)
Pacific Chorus Frog (Pseudacris regilla) aka Tree Frog
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) and other ducks
Northern Pygmy Owl (or possibly Northern Saw-whet Owl)
Douglas' Squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii)

What else do you hear?


released October 3, 2018

Recorded and produced by John Hartog.
Edited to treat or remove instances of distant highway noise and other problematic sounds.

Copyright 2018 John Hartog


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John Hartog Portland, Oregon

John Hartog
Natural Soundscape Recording

Portland, Oregon USA

A tribute to the world's vanishing quiet places

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