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Lang Elliott – Music of Nature

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Put a video camera or recording device in Lang Elliott’s hands and you’ll see a real pro in action.  His audio recodings of U.S. bird songs is one of the most complete around and have been used by many different publishers.

His video recordings of calling and singing birds are unsurpassed in quality.  Here are a couple of examples.

“American Woodcock,” a video portrait of an American Woodcock giving it’s nasal “peent” calls at dusk. Notice the subtle throat sound that immediately precedes each peent. At the end, he takes flight and you can hear the high-pitched twittering of his wings, a sound made by modified wing feathers.

This video celebrates the amazing song of the Bobolink, described by one author as “a mad, wreckless song fantasia—an outbreak of pentup irrepressible glee,” and by another as “a bubbling delirium of ecstatic music that flows from the gifted throat of the bird like sparkling champagne.”

Lang has been working with a few of his friends to develop a series of high quality audio recordings.  Each recording is perfect for all who love nature. Suitable as meditative background, yet sophisticated enough to please naturalists, birders and other serious nature sound enthusiasts.

The recordings are available for direct download from his web site or on CDs.

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About the Author

Sam Crowe

Sam is the founder of He has been birding for over 30 years and has a world list of over 2000 species. He has served as treasurer of the Texas Ornithological Society, Sanctuary Chair of Dallas Audubon, Editor of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's "All About Birds" web site and as a contributing editor for Birding Business magazine. Many of his photographs and videos can be found on the site.

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