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Dark night in the Amazon rainforest

Artist: George Vlad
Reserva territorial Madre de Dios, Peru
Recommended charity: Junglekeepers

Nature sounds change in the Amazon rainforest as dusk descends. Where minutes earlier it was lively and lush, full of birds and other wildlife calling, now it’s louder, more intense, but less varied – at least at first listen. The insect and frog calls are almost deafening, occupying a higher range in the frequency spectrum and changing much more slowly over time.

What nature sounds are made in the Amazon rainforest at night?

The main jungle sounds (or rainforest sounds!) in the Amazon rainforest at night are made by myriad ever-present nocturnal insects and frogs. These both call to protect their territory and to locate and attract mates. 

Birds chirping and birdsong are more sparsely represented in rainforest sounds at night. However, nocturnal species include the googly-eyed potoo, which is so well camouflaged as a tree branch that it can sleep in the open during the daytime.

Reasons to listen to jungle sounds from the Amazon rainforest at night

Many of us may never personally experience rainforest sounds from the Amazon at night. Perhaps we don’t have any inherent right to, yet recordings of nighttime jungle sounds allows us a tiny peek into one of the most precious and consequential ecosystems on Earth.

Rainforest sounds are sounds of nature, a nature constantly under pressure from exploitative industries – making them even more precious.

The jungle ambience can provide surprising ASMR vibes in ultra HD, a good way to unwind while figuring out ways to help protect these priceless ecosystems and the soundscapes they create. But be aware that these soundscapes can also be surprising, like the thunderstorm breaking the peaceful ambience of peaceful jungle rain.

We hope you’ll enjoy this playlist of sounds of nature from the Amazon rainforest. More than instrumental music or any other relaxing music, nature sounds or the white noise and general ambience it creates help us connect to ourselves and our deeper nature on a whole new level. ‘Sound design’ at its best!

Similar recordings and playlists of jungle vibes and other rainforest sounds you may like

It’s not only animals sounds; jungle soundscape can feature white noise in the form of heavy rain, rainstorms, and thunderstorms.

Here you have a selection of unmissable nature sounds from the Amazon rainforest and similar places in other parts of the world (like rainforests in Borneo). From jungle rain to jungle birds, crickets and other insects, with these recordings you can experience an impressive array of soundscapes, sounding just as Mother Earth intended.

We hope you’ll enjoy this playlist too. May pure nature sounds and vibes (in ultra HD!) keep you company wherever you are. is a completely free streaming service of 900+ nature sounds from around the world, offering natural soundscapes and guided meditations for people who wish to listen to nature, relax, and become more connected.

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