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Australian nature is full of strange, surprising and sometimes silly sounds. From cicadas that sound like sprinklers to moaning mutton birds, there are heaps of weird noises to discover. Join host and nature lover, Ann, as we use our ears to listen to the different sounds that Australian nature makes. Along the way we’ll find out some fun facts and train little ears to listen to the chorus of calls that make up the natural world around us.

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United States

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Australian nature is full of strange, surprising and sometimes silly sounds. From cicadas that sound like sprinklers to moaning mutton birds, there are heaps of weird noises to discover. Join host and nature lover, Ann, as we use our ears to listen to the different sounds that Australian nature makes. Along the way we’ll find out some fun facts and train little ears to listen to the chorus of calls that make up the natural world around us.

Language:

English


Episodes
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Noi-SEA—Humming Continental Shelf

6/7/2024
Ann is off on an adventure with her friend Christine – they are going to listen to all the animals that live on a shelf. No, not a kitchen shelf, but a huge underwater rock formation.

Duration:00:10:33

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Noi-SEA—Bellowing Bremer Sub-Basin

6/7/2024
Ann is on a boat, 50km off the coast of WA – headed to the Bremer Sub-Basin, which is home to apex predators.

Duration:00:11:08

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Noi-SEA—Crunching Coral Reef

6/7/2024
Today, Ann has on her stinger suit and is going scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef with Juan Carlos Azofeifa-Solano.

Duration:00:12:10

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Noi-SEA—Crackling Giant Kelp Forest

6/7/2024
Is that mermaid hair floating in Fortescue Bay, Tasmania? Ah, no, it’s the fronds of a giant kelp forests. Ann and her friend Leah Barclay dive under the water to explore.

Duration:00:11:22

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Noi-SEA—Singing Swan River

6/7/2024
Ann is kayaking on the Swan River in Perth with her friend Miles Parsons – they drop the hydrophone to listen to the animals under the water.

Duration:00:10:03

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Special underwater episodes coming soon!

5/30/2024
Hello, Ann Jones here, your resident noisy by nature nerd. There are some places that are much harder to get to, and animals that only live under the water. What sounds do they make? Grab your snorkel, mask and your flippers and get ready to take your listening ears underwater this World Oceans Day, Saturday, June the 8th, only on the Noisy by Nature podcast.

Duration:00:01:23

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Squeaking Ghost Bats

4/29/2024
Right now, Ann is in an ancient maze - Purnululu National Park. She spies a deep crevice and hears some very strange sounds coming from the dark inside. Are those... ghosts?

Duration:00:09:21

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Hissing Rhinoceros Beetles

4/22/2024
Ann is taking an evening stroll in Darwin when something lands on her shirt. It has horns, very sticky feet and is making a loud hiss.

Duration:00:08:18

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Chattering Providence Petrels

4/15/2024
Today, Ann is exploring an island way off the NSW coast. Someone is coming in to land – and not very gracefully. It’s a bird that has flown a very long way to be here.

Duration:00:09:12

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Growling Green and Gold Frogs

4/8/2024
Ann is enjoying spotting lots of birds in a special hide on the Tamar Island Wetlands, when she hears a song that is definitely not a bird. Someone is calling out while they bask in the sunshine, decked out in bright green with a gold stripe.

Duration:00:08:29

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Crooning Gerygones

4/1/2024
Ann is taking a break from her walk by a big, wide river when she hears someone singing a very pretty song from the eucalypts above. It’s showing off lots of different melodies.

Duration:00:09:21

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Squabbling Little Red Flying Foxes

3/25/2024
Down by a creek, Ann is filling up her billy to make a camp dinner when she hears a loud cry. But it’s not one someone, but lots of someones, just waking up and having their breakfast.

Duration:00:09:10

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Cooing Rock Doves

3/18/2024
Ann is getting ready to swim in a pool in Adelaide, when – splat! Someone’s poo lands right near her foot, shot from a ledge just above her.

Duration:00:08:34

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Bleating Tree Frogs

3/11/2024
Right now, Ann is helping on her friend’s farm when she steps in some squelchy mud by the dam. There’s someone who loves the mud so much, they’re singing.

Duration:00:08:20

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Meowing Green Catbirds

3/4/2024
Ann's crossing a suspension bridge across a creek in the national park, when she hears a cat lost up a tree. She follows the loud noise to discover that it isn’t a cat at all.

Duration:00:09:12

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Crunching Quokkas

2/26/2024
Today, Ann is exploring Rottnest Island by bike. What was that rustling? There, munching away is a giant rat... Oh, wait. That’s not a rat, but the animal Rottnest is famous for.

Duration:00:08:33

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Cracking Whipbirds

10/9/2023
On the way to explore some ancient caves in Lamington National Park, Ann hears a whip crack. But, there aren’t any farms around here. There it is again – and this time, there’s an answer.

Duration:00:08:44

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Buzzing Houseflies

10/2/2023
Ann is off to a birthday party but when she gets there she finds some unwanted guests – helping themselves to all the yummy food! Shoo!

Duration:00:08:07

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Lyrical Lemon-bellied Flyrobins

9/25/2023
Before dawn, Ann is woken by a strange call outside her tent. Who can that be? As she tries to solve the mystery, the song changes.

Duration:00:08:12

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Laughing Northern Tree Frogs

9/18/2023
It is the end of a hot day and Ann has been admiring some waterfalls in WA. Rumble! Crack! A storm is coming but after she slips in the wet she hears someone laughing in the tree above.

Duration:00:08:17