High Desert Hummingbirds - Sound Effects Library from Thomas Rex Beverly
SD01 High Desert Hummingbirds
SD01 High Desert Hummingbirds
SD01 High Desert Hummingbirds
SD01 High Desert Hummingbirds
SD01 High Desert Hummingbirds
Sound Effects Library

SD01 High Desert Hummingbirds

Regular price $79.00 USD


  • Get the stunningly detailed sounds of one of nature’s tiniest aerial acrobats flapping and fluttering in one of the quietest outdoor places in the continental United States. With their ultrasonic chirps, mesmerizing flight abilities and evolution-exhibiting beaks, this library captures the sounds of these rarely heard creatures from a mere two inches away.


  • 255 clean sounds of hummingbirds recorded in the resonant mountains of west Texas
  • 35 sounds of hummingbirds with other songbirds
  • Hummingbird species: Rufous, Ruby-throated, Broad-tailed
  • Humming, buzzing, popping, fluttering, and purring drones
  • Wing slaps and wing contact movement
  • Ferocious territorial dogfights
  • Laser-like chirps
  • Ultrasonic chirps up to 45kHz
  • Wild vocalizations
  • Swift fly-bys, whooshes, and dive bombs
  • Multiple species with a variety of fundamental "hum" frequencies
  • Categorized into high, mid, bass, and sub-bass hummingbirds
  • Clips ranging from solo hummingbirds to six-bird feeding frenzies
  • Microphones placed 6-8 inches from hummingbird feeder with flybys as close as 2-3 inches 
  • HD videos at 60 fps

How It's Made: 

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National Museum of Wildlife Art: 


    File List: 


    • Sennheiser MKH 50/30 MS pair
    • Mid/Side recordings decoded to LR stereo
    • Rycote AG MS Blimp 
    • Sound Devices 702
    • GoPro Hero4


    Specs: 2.15 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit – 290 matrixed stereo WAVs – 290+ sounds – Approx. 30 min total
    Metadata: CSV, Soundminer, BWAV
    Categories: Animals & Creatures
    Location: Davis Mountains, Texas
    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.
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      Thomas Rex Beverly

      Field Recording Values

      An astonishing number of natural soundscapes are disappearing. I work to preserve as many as I can. 

      Mastering Rules

      I don't "photoshop" my nature sounds and present them as natural soundscapes. If I do remove something, it's marked in the metadata. Otherwise, it's a natural soundscape! Read more – here

      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! Read more – here

      Carbon Neutral Travel

      Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel starting with AMB10. Read more – here