De Perekker

Soundscape of a Forest in the Netherlands

acoustics biodiversity birds monitoring

This episode contains a soundscape of a forest in the Netherlands. Next to Ecodorp Boekel, in north-east Brabant, exists a forest called De Perekker. These sounds were recorded on a morning in May. With a bird sound identification app called Merlin, seven different bird species may have been present in this short recording. Are you able to hear them all?


A screenshot taken from the Merlin app suggesting seven different bird species to be potentially present in this audio segment. Screenshot taken by Michelle Westerlaken, August 1, 2023.

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De Perekker