This Morning Dawn Chorus in an Andean farm near Cotacachi Village

dawn in cotacachi

Early this morning I got waken up by incredibly wonderful bird songs along with some roosters around the farm.
I found it so a magical time, I was just opening my ears to the world and laid down still just enjoying this soundscape.
dawn in the farm

Then I thought: I couldn’t I record this and share it to others? I thus jumped out of the bed and in a hurry grab two microphones that I hung out of the window where the sound were coming from.

morning chorus from the window

It was difficult to access the place from outside directly as a hill was standing just in front of the wall. However the ambience was also great from the window.
I am sharing here a little sample from this little special morning at Cotacachi’s country in Ecuador:

Along with the birds, we can hear from far distance the village waking up with its church bells and some dogs.

 

Recording Roomtones of a Traditional Andean Housing

Traditionnal Andean Roomtone

I have been blessed to find a traditional quechua family near the town of Cotacachi in the Andes of Ecuador. They were so nice, prepared meals and having a bed in their farm. I could record great room tones of the place. I setup my beloved quad mic config, a double ORTF, and got some nice quiet sounds.

 

Roomtones in traditional quechua house

Funny Guy however not really Sounding


I have been across an Alpaca farm. These are funny animals although they aren’t really noisy. I couldn’t capture any particular sound as they were more preoccupied on chewing their meal. I found them so hilarious though I couldn’t resist to take a little snapshot of their munchy faces. This made my day even though it remained silent.