Listen to Forest Sounds Around the World with its growing collection is a great place to listen to forest sounds around the world.

People around the world recorded the sounds of their forests as part of the Sounds of the Forest sound map. currently has 39 forest sounds to browse and enjoy. Some are quiet, some full of birds and wildlife or water sounds, some with some human touches.

The recordings vary in length but are usually brief, from under 30 seconds to around three minutes and repeat automatically. Some have audio effects (slowing down the speed of the forest) and the occasional human generated noise such as footsteps or the microphone being jostled.

Click the ‘Listen to a Random Forest’ button to be transported to a forest somewhere in the world. Push Play to listen, and hovering over the Next Random Forest button displays the location of the current forest and a button to take you to next random forest. The images on the page of each forest are taken from free stock photo site Unsplash.

The Sounds of the Forest sound map is collecting the sounds of woodlands and forests from all around the world, creating a growing soundmap bringing together aural tones and textures from the world’s woodlands.
Visit the site to browse forests by geographic location around the globe and click the icon to listen. You may find a forest sound that’s not in the right place of the map, for example there’s a Portugal forest off the eastern coast of the USA. is a great way to unwind, listen to forest habitat around the world or take a little time out of a hectic day.


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