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High Desert Dawn Chorus

by John Hartog



High Desert Dawn Chorus
springtime on the western edge of the Great Basin

2013 05 11 04:45
Lake County, Oregon
20 minutes

A live recording, in real time.

Recording and album art by John Hartog.

Take a break, and lie down for a 20 minute relaxation with nature.
Close your eyes, and let your mind see. Feel the expanse of space, the sense of place unfold as these natural cues in stereo define this desert soundscape.

Best experienced while listening with your best headphones or loudspeakers in a quiet setting.

For a good listening experience, adjust the sound levels to comfortably hear the distant background ambient hush.

Vicinity of Location:
SE Oregon, not far from Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge

Natural Sounds to listen for:

Field Crickets
Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata)
Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)
Common Poorwill (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii)
Chukar (non-native)
The wind
Resonance of land and air.

If you also hear other species, you can contact me and I will add to them list.

No obvious anthropogenic (human-caused) noise. However there is some noticeable wind rumble on the mics in a few places.

Edited with a parametric equalizer to adjust amplitude and balance frequencies.

released May 8, 2022
John Hartog copyright 2022 all rights reserved


released May 8, 2022


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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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