The Sounds We Wake Up To

Back in May, I blogged about a few of Australia’s birds. I was pleasantly surprised by just how many different kinds of birds there are here and commonly found in your backyard. In Miami, unless you leave the city, you rarely see anything other than pigeons, grackles, and turkey vultures. But here in Melbourne, these are the sounds we wake up to.

The Sorrow

The Carollers

The Cackler

The Cooer

The Crier

The Peepers

The Screechers

The Whistlers


About the images and sounds bites: The featured image of a little pied cormorant was taken by Theo, all rights reserved. The image of the Laughing Kookaburra was taken by me at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Tasmania. All the other images are from Wikimedia Commons. All the audio files are by Fred Van Gessel for Birds in Backyards.



One Comment

  1. Oh, thank you, Cossette! I do miss our noisy birds. In Florida, we had mostly water birds and they were largely quiet. Here in Scotland, the birds are generally softly ‘spoken.’

    Some of the recordings didn’t work for me, but I loved listening to the ones that did. 🙂

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