Escape to the bird paradise of the prairie pothole region in North Dakota. Numerous prairie potholes, which are water-filled depressions left from the ice age, create North America’s most productive wetland habitat. Enjoy listening to these choruses of vibrant bird songs from prairie grassland, marsh, and lake habitats. Hear Western Meadowlarks and Lark Buntings sing, as Ring-necked Pheasants call from the grassy fields. Listen to Yellow-headed and Red-winged Blackbirds, Avocets, Bitterns, Marsh Wrens, Virginia and Sora Rails, various ducks, Pied-billed Grebes, Snipe, Franklin Gulls, Coyotes, and more. These stereo recordings are incredibly life-like and free from added music. Buy this album today, and experience a premier wetland environment rich with wildlife.
Album file size: About 104MB. MP3's are 192kbps, packaged as a group of single MP3s to ease downloading, along with a PDF of the front and inside cover artwork.
Number of Tracks: 4 Total Run Time: 76:19 Min.
Prairie Melodies: 10:02 min.
On the hillsides, away from the water, tall grasses sway in the breeze on a warm sunny afternoon. Lark Buntings are singing from their perches along the farm fences. Western Meadowlarks call from the deep grass, and the squawks of Ring-necked Pheasants are heard over the pleasant murmur of insects.
Lakeside Evening: 15:15 min. Available as a single MP3 file
Relax with a wonderful variety of birds along this secluded lakeshore during late afternoon. Yellow-headed Blackbirds call from the Cattails. American Avocets make shrill calls as they roam the shoreline. American Bittern, Song Sparrow, and Ring-necked Pheasant can be heard in the background. Killdeer, Canada Geese, Blue-winged Teal, Mallard, and Western Chorus Frogs are heard throughout. Listen for the heavy wing beats of a White Pelican as it ascends nearby. Franklin Gulls, common only to the Pothole region, are also heard.
Pothole Marsh: 25:25 min.
The marshes, in the Pothole region, are abundant with life. Listen to a vibrant chorus of birds in this small pothole on a calm evening. Yellow-headed and Red-winged Blackbirds compete for territory. The rattling calls of many Marsh Wrens and chants of Common Yellowthroat Warblers emanate from the dense Cattails. Pied-billed Grebe, Blue-winged Teal, and Northern Shoveler call and splash in the pools. Listen for the Virginia Rail and unique whinny of a Sora Rail. Dueling groups of Coyotes yelp in the distant fields, and a Deer casually walks by.
Pothole Sunset: 25:37 min.
Twilight brings fascinating new sounds to the marsh. Red-winged Blackbirds, Marsh Wrens, Common Yellowthroat Warblers, and Western Meadowlarks gradually subside. Coyote packs begin to roam and howl. Listen, as Pied-billed Grebes, Shoveler, and Blue-winged Teal actively fly about and call. The cries, of a Red-tailed Hawk, are heard from its nest. A chorus of Western Chorus Frogs, punctuated by Leopard Frogs, intensifies. The winnowing of Wilson’s Snipe and pumping sound of Bittern can also be heard.
Adventure Sounds Category. Albums with high dynamic range, which may not be considered relaxing to some.
Wetland Sounds Category. Albums with sounds from wetlands.
Bird Songs Category. Albums with sounds of birds.
Gold CD. Albums recorded/edited in 24-bit digital stereo format using the world's lowest noise microphones and best performing pre-amps for unprecedented realism.