Desert ambiences

Includes desert sounds and canyon sounds.

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Sand. Sand grains being blown by strong wind over leaves. Short-toed (red-capped) larks singing in background. Buzz from beetle. Sounds of sand on sand dune could relate to deserts, coasts and isolated dunes. Shifting Sands, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania 128 sec. / 02:08 min. 21 MB 4.99
Semidesert Atmosphere. Atmosphere at night. Sounds of stridulating insects, one individual prominent. Also sounds of wind in sand dunes and scattered trees. N.B. Exact date of this recording is unknown. Jiddat Al Harasis, Dhofar Region, Oman 375 sec. / 06:15 min. 63 MB 5.99
Canyon. Spring; Early morning With Tristrams Grackles predominant, lots of very good wing-beats. Also House Sparrows, Sand Partridge, Palm and Rock Doves. Beware of escaped Parrot calls! Arugot Canyon, Israel 250 sec. / 04:10 min. 42 MB 5.99
Canyon Atmospheres. Canyon: Spring; Day Quiet, with House Sparrows, Tristrams Grackles, Graceful Warbler, Fan-tailed Raven and insects. Ein Bokek Canyon, Israel 123 sec. / 02:03 min. 20 MB 4.99
Canyon. Spring: Afternoon Atmosphere on grassy hillside of canyon, insects, House Finches, Black-chinned Hummingbird and other birds, Windy with wind increasing at end. Box Canyon, Arizona, USA 192 sec. / 03:12 min. 32 MB 4.99
Rock Desert - Any Season: Day. With black redstart, white-crowned black wheatear, fan-tailed raven, lanner falcon, pin-tailed sandgrouse, desert lark and field crickets BBC compilation Unknown 399 sec. / 06:39 min. 67 MB 5.99
Sand Dune. DAY: LATE SPRING/SUMMER Kentish and ringed plovers, lapwings, avocets, terns, linnets, sedge warbler, distant sea, etc Unknown 187 sec. / 03:07 min. 31 MB 4.99
Wadi Atmosphere. background calls from birds. Some sounds of wind. High pitched buzzing of insects. Wadi Sarin, Dhofar Region 62 sec. / 01:02 min. 10 MB 4.49
Canyon Atmosphere. Spring; Day Canyon atmos, Fan-tailed Raven, House Bunting, flies etc. Wind gusting. Also Lesser Whitethroat. Zeelim Canyon, Israel 120 sec. / 02:00 min. 20 MB 4.99
Wadi Atmosphere. Mcu/md sounds of running water. background calls from dhufar toads. Muthaila, Sharqiyah Region, Oman 89 sec. / 01:29 min. 15 MB 4.49
Canyon Atmospheres. Canyon: Spring; Day Fairly quiet, with Tristrams Grackle, Yellow-vented Bulbul, Palestine Sunbird and insects. Some distant traffic. Ein Bokek Canyon, Israel 212 sec. / 03:32 min. 35 MB 4.99
Desert Atmosphere. Spring Wind through grasses and bushes Crickets singing, wind gusting. Southern Tunisia 147 sec. / 02:27 min. 25 MB 4.99
Wadi Atmosphere. Md to background singing from many birds. Stridulating and occasionally flying insects. background sounds of stream. N.B. Exact date and location of this recording is unknown. Described as lush valley bottom. Dhofar Region, Oman 104 sec. / 01:44 min. 17 MB 4.49
Canyon. Canyon: Spring; Early Morning Before sunrise in entrance to canyon; busy; with Yellow-vented Bulbul BCU Palm Doves, House Sparrows, Sand Partridge, Smyrna Kingfisher and insects. Arugot Canyon, Israel 106 sec. / 01:46 min. 18 MB 4.49
Canyon. Spring: Afternoon Atmosphere on grassy hillside of canyon, insects, wind in grass, House Finches, hummingbird. Box Canyon, Arizona, USA 87 sec. / 01:27 min. 14 MB 4.49
Canyon. Spring; Day Streamside atmosphere in canyon, Blackstart, House Sparrows, Sand Partridge frogs and graceful Warbler in background. Arugot Canyon, Israel 104 sec. / 01:44 min. 17 MB 4.49
Wadi Atmosphere. Flight calls (possibly alarm) from unidentified bird passing microphone. Some buffets from wind. Wadi Sarin, Dhofar 19 sec. / 00:19 min. 3 MB 2.99
Wadi Atmosphere. Md to background calls from many birds. Stridulating insects. background sounds of stream. N.B. Exact date and location of this recording is unknown. Described as lush valley bottom. Dhofar Region, Oman 204 sec. / 03:24 min. 34 MB 4.99
Chino Canyon. Several insects buzzing, dove in background, songbirds singing prominently, finches in distance. Chino Canyon, Arizona, USA 284 sec. / 04:44 min. 48 MB 5.99
Sand dunes at Omamari nr Dargaville (NZ) 189 sec. / 03:09 min. 31 MB 4.99
Desert Shrub Atmoshere. Tropical desert shrub - Summer - Midday. With birds and insects, rather neutral. Location: Hood Islands, Galapagos Islands 360 sec. / 06:00 min. 30 MB 5.99
Rock Desert - Any Season: Day. With field cricket chorus BBC compilation Unknown 386 sec. / 06:26 min. 65 MB 5.99
Canyon Atmosphere. Spring; Day Fan-tailed Raven, Tristrams Grackles and Sand Partridge. Windy background. Zeelim Canyon, Israel 70 sec. / 01:10 min. 12 MB 4.49
Canyon. Canyon: Spring; Early Morning Pre-dawn in entrance to canyon, with House Sparrows, Blackstarts, Sand Partridge, Palm Doves, Yellow-vented Bulbuls, Lesser Whitethroats and occasional insects. Arugot Canyon, Israel 306 sec. / 05:06 min. 51 MB 5.99
Tropical Desert Shrub - Summer: Early Morning. Rather neutral with bush-crickets, beetles flying and distant birds Nr Hermansberg, Alice Springs, Central Australia 162 sec. / 02:42 min. 27 MB 4.99