SD18 Birds in Flight
Sound Effects Library

SD18 Birds in Flight

Regular price $79.00 USD


  • 2% for the Environment – two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
  • Carbon Neutral Travel – carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel.
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  • Testimonials, Clients, and Credits List
  • Credits: All recording and mastering by Thomas Rex Beverly. Cover photo by George Vlad of Mindful Audio. Humorous poem by Felix Davin. Augur Buzzard in the photo is from Eastern and Southern Africa. Birds in recordings are from North America. 


  • In Birds in Flight, get a whooshing collection of North American birds with the common thread of flight. Hear flocks of White-throated swifts circling wildly and Chihuahuan Ravens beating the air to slay aloft. Hear long whapping Loon takeoffs and angry ducks buzzing the mics like fighter planes. Hear the slow soaring of Bald Eagles and the almost-silent whooshes of hunting owls. Hear the frenetic fluttering of branch top dancing and doppler flybys so close I'm lucky the wind draft didn't knock over the mics
  • This library offers you an extensive collection of sounds from a unique wild sound source. This library grew out of thousands of hours of nature recordings. Tens of hours were recorded to capture each rare fluttering of these wild wings. I hope you enjoy them. Thanks for listening. 



      FILE LIST:

      GEAR USED:

      • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
      • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair in ORTF
      • Sennheiser MKH50 and MKH30 in MS
      • Sennheiser MKH8040 and MKH30 in MS
      • Sound Devices 702
      • Sound Devices MixPre-6
      • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp
      • Rycote MS and ORTF Blimps


      • Stereo: mid/side decoded to left and right or ORTF recordings.
      • Quad: double mid/side decoded to quad. 


      • These recording were made in stereo and do not include a quad version.


      • All sounds of "birds in flight" have been isolated into short clips. 
      • The full-length parent ambiences are also included.
      • "BIF" prefix/suffix numbers are included to easily reference the shorter clip to the full length parent ambience. 


      Stereo Specs: 8.1 GB Total – 842 MB of Birds in Flight – 7.2 GB of Ambiences – 96 kHz/24-bit – 72 Birds in Flight WAV files – 41 Ambience WAV files – 72+ sounds – Approx. 24 min of Birds in Flight – Approx. 234 min (3.9 hours) of Full Length Ambiences.
      Quad Specs: 9.4 GB Total – 1 GB of Birds in Flight Clips – 8.4 GB of Ambiences – 66 quad WAVs – Approx. 14 min of Birds in Flight – Approx. 121 min (2 hours) of Full Length Ambiences. 
      Stereo + Quad Specs: 17.5 GB Total – Approx. 24 min of Birds in Flight – Approx. 234 min (3.9 hours) of Full Length Ambiences.
      Metadata: CSV, Soundminer, BWAV, Text Markers
      Categories: Animals & Creatures, Whoosh
      Location: North America – Alaska, West Texas, Great Lakes, Northern Rockies, Pacific Northwest – 2016 to 2019
      Mastering: read my Field Recording Mastering Rules for more info.
      Delivery: Instant - blazingly-fast - digital download
      License type: Single user, royalty-free - for a multi-user license, click here
      Sound Library Guarantee: If you're unhappy with my field recordings in any way, I'll give you store credit equal to the cost of the sound library. Read the full details – here.