David Found Sounds: Baby Birds

Found Sounds is a SoundCloud community series focusing on some of the most weird and wonderful sounds that can be found on SoundCloud. Count on new installments with some of our favorite sounds each Tuesday!

Bird sounds are some of the most common field recordings on SoundCloud — and why not? Birds make some great noises, and they’re all around us. But that’s not to say that all of the bird noises are common ones; if you dig, you can find some hard-to-get recordings from exotic animals, or today’s topic, baby birds.

Today’s first found sound comes from Jonathan P. Williams, who recorded a group of baby house wrens at feeding time. This sound is just one of the great nature recordings on his profile from around Lower Waterford, Vermont.

Baby House Wrens by Jonathan P. Williams


Next up is a sound from FearedZero in Chicago, who also releases music on SoundCloud under the name Detached Sky. He’s released this “Screaming baby bird” recording for download and under a Creative Commons license. The little bird has a rhythm to him, and would make a great addition to the right track!

Screaming baby bird by FearedZero


Last up for the day is a great combination of sounds from a user who goes by the username Photosdie. He and his son, Sam, found a baby birds nest in a decorative tank in a local park in Salem, Massachusetts. In this recording, you hear a little exposition from the young Sam, and then the birds. It’s great, give it a listen!

Babybirds by Photosdie

photo: Where is Dinner ? / Gail Hicks / CC BY-SA 2.0

That’s all for this week’s Found Sounds! Tune in next week for more crazy sounds from the ‘Cloud.