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Sound Escapes - Morning on the Big Island

Listen carefully and you’ll hear the beating of the Pacific drum

It’s a warm summer morning on the western shore of the Big Island of Hawaii. A native 'Apapane is foraging in the brush. It’s early, the sun is rising, and the tide is coming in. The Pacific Ocean is “Peaceful Ocean,” and its beat is something that permeates every place you go on the island. Listen to the whole journey at BirdNote.org/SoundEscapes.

This show is made possible by Jim and Birte Falconer of Seattle, the Bobolink Foundation, Idie Ulsh, and the Horizons Foundation.

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Sound Escapes - Morning on the Big Island

Written by Mark Bramhill

This is BirdNote.

[SOUND OF WAVES]

It’s a warm summer morning on the western shore of the Big Island of Hawaii. It’s early, the sun is rising, and the tide is coming in.

GH: It’s peaceful. The Pacific Ocean is “Peaceful Ocean,” literally. So - the beat of the ocean is something that permeates, literally every place you go on the island.

That’s Gordon Hempton, a sound recordist who’s dedicated his life to deeply listening to the natural world. He recorded this landscape you’re hearing now. He says that even far from the shore, way up in the volcanic crater of the island...

GH: When you listen very carefully, you’ll still hear the beating of the Pacific drum.

[SOUND OF WAVES FROM HIGH ON ISLAND]

Take a trip with BirdNote and download Sound Escapes, our new podcast. We’ve teamed up with Gordon Hempton to bring six beautiful sonic landscapes to your ears. It’s the next best thing to actually being in Hawai’i. Check it out at BirdNote Dot Org, and everywhere podcasts are found.

For BirdNote, I’m Ashley Ahearn.

This show is made possible by Jim and Birte Falconer of Seattle, the Bobolink Foundation, Idie Ulsh, and the Horizons Foundation.

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Nature sounds recorded by Gordon Hempton.
BirdNote’s theme music composed and played by Nancy Rumbel and John Kessler.
Producer: John Kessler; Managing Producer: Jason Saul; Editor: Ashley Ahearn; Associate Producer: Ellen Blackstone; Assistant Producer: Mark Bramhill.
© 2019 Tune In to Nature.org   March 2019   Narrator: Ashley Ahearn
 
ID# hemptong-SE-Hawaii-02-2019-03-27    hemptong-SE-Hawaii-02

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