Knock! knock!–who's there?
The sounds you hear on this soundscape were recorded in April 2018, during a field recording trip to the Black River Valley in central Sweden. The trip was organized by experienced naturalist Stefan Taylor, who knows the place like no one else. After the Lakeside and its iconic loon calls at night, let's follow Stefan under the forest canopy to discover another iconic sound and a user request that has been around for years: the sound of woodpeckers pecking for food.
Amongst the individual recordings, one may soundand hard to describe. These aren't frogs, but the sound of a black grouse lek in the distance. And because its Sweden and you're never far away from inland water, lake birds can occasionally be heard in the distance too.
Check out the pictures from the field recording trip to Sweden. Sampling sessions abroad are only possible because of the generosity of the people making donations to this website.