You will likely have noticed the many wonderful sounds of Croatian nature if you’ve visited the country. From the mesmerising sounds of cicadas in Dalmatia in summer, to Adriatic waters lapping gently at a beach; the amazing Sea Organ in Zadar to one of the Plitvice waterfalls crashing over rocks; the sound of an impressive summer thunderstorm to the tiny swifts zooming through the skies above Dubrovnik.
There is now a fascinating website called Earth.fm which offers a huge, free repository of pure and immersive natural soundscapes that have been recorded in locations all over the world – including a wonderful selection from Croatia. Just the thing if you’d like to relive (or experience for the first time) some of the amazingly peaceful sounds of the country!
Launched in 2022, Earth.fm is a non-profit, community project which holds 600+ recordings and counting. That adds up to around 8 days of authentic and pure natural sounds to fully immerse yourself into.
Sounds of Croatian nature on Earth.fm
There is almost 15 hours of recordings of Croatian nature on Earth.fm. What makes the recordings particularly special is that they are completely unedited, unlooped, and uninterrupted by any sounds generated by humans or technology – also known as ‘anthropophony‘.
All the sounds have been collected by professional field recordists using specialist equipment to capture the true quality of nature’s soundscapes.
From birdsong at dawn in Jelenje and wind blowing around mountains in Gornja Gračenica, to the comforting crackle of a campfire in the Voloderac woods and the trickle of a creek in Lika, Earth.fm features 21 soundscapes recorded across Croatia.
Dive right in with the following selection:
- A Night with Grey Wolves – Mrzli Dol
- Snow Storm with Powerful Thunder – Mrkopalj
- Life of Birds in a Calm Evening Spring – Rijeka
- Swamp at the Edge of a River – Krka National Park
- Spring Dawn Chorus in the Forest Meadow – Jelenje
- Crackly campfire in the woods of Voloderac – Voloder
- Storm in Velebit Mountain – Velebit mountain
- Water Flowing in Creek – Lika
- Windy mountains in Gornja Gračenica – Gornja Gračenica
- Meadow in the End of Summer – Zoretići
As well as providing these amazing nature sounds, Earth.fm also helps showcase environmental charities local to the areas in which the recordings are captured. The website also acts as a conservation tool by documenting uninterrupted soundscapes that are becoming increasingly scarce. It aims to continuously add new sounds to its map for a new experience.
To enjoy more sounds of nature, take a look at their interactive world map that can be filtered by mood, duration, predominant sound, and habitat.
Perhaps you enjoy the sound of rain? There are over 9 hours of soothing rainfall to be heard. Or maybe you prefer birdsong? There are nearly 13 hours of that.
Enjoy the sounds of Croatian nature – as well as nature sounds from all over the world!