Recording Things That Go Bump in the Night in the Peruvian Amazon!

I have thought about someday visiting The Amazon! I think the wild life would be so interesting to see. I have put this on my Bucket List, and hope to mark it off sometime in the next couple of years. Thanks to new, ground-breaking 3-D recording techniques, the clear sounds of creatures that go bump in the night – and day – can now surround you, thousands of miles away from the Peruvian rainforest.

Howler_monkies_PeruAt Rainforest Expeditions’ string of three riverside eco-lodges deep in the Peruvian Amazon, very high tech equipment has begun recording the sounds of the jungle in a way that has never been done before. This is thanks to the application of binaural microphones to record the sounds in 3-D. For recorded examples of resident howler monkeys, Lawrence’s Thrush and bats, please go to

Macaw_Lick_smThe recording technique is the brainchild of Gordon McGladdery, a musician and sound designer from Vancouver, Canada.  McGladdery brought special audio equipment to record the jungle while on a recent visit. Put into use were binaural recording techniques, a method of recording sound that uses two microphones arranged with the intent to create a 3-D stereo sound sensation for the listener. The result is a realistic 3-D recording that accurately mimics human hearing.

“While most come for exceptional wildlife viewing and the world-famous Macaw clay lick, our visitors end up on mountain bikes, kayaks, paddle boards, river cruises and experiencing local herbal treatments at our spa. Their vacations transport them far beyond what they ever imagined. Now the exotic sounds that stop them in their tracks can follow them home,” notes Cremer.


So someday I hope to go, but until then I can at least listen to the sounds of this beautiful and wild area. When I have the chance to see these sights that accompany the sounds from these recordings, you know I will share with you!


Rainforest Expeditions is a Peruvian company that through conservation and ecotourism is helping to protect some of the last untouched lowland and premontane tropical humid forests in the Amazon.

Guests of three Rainforest Expedition eco-lodges have added value to the region’s standing tropical rainforest. A sensitively conceived and managed (in some cases by native communities) touristic infrastructure creates a competitive alternative to such unsustainable economic uses as clear cutting the forest for timber or for cattle grazing. The partnerships Rainforest Expeditions has forged with local people eager to share Amazonian traditions with guests provide connection, expertise, adventure and access to wildlife in the jungles of Tambopata. Rainforest Expeditions has been verified and certified “a sustainable tourism business” by the Rainforest Alliance.


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34 Responses to Recording Things That Go Bump in the Night in the Peruvian Amazon!

  1. I would love to go to the Amazon too! I’m glad they are helping to preserve the rainforest.
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  2. Ohmagoodness, wouldn’t I ever love to travel there!
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  3. Shauna says:

    Oh my goodness, I would love, love, love to go… this sounds like an amazing place… and love that they are helping the amazon, as well

  4. This sounds incredibly cool, but I also LOVE that they are a sustainable company!! This would be amazing to share with the kids.
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  5. Heather M says:

    This is so cool. My daughter wants to visit the “Anazonia”, a mix of Arizona and Amazon but she is worried about “pois-mous” things. She is 6.
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  6. Kandi says:

    That looks like so much fun. I would love to go there someday.
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  7. Jennifer B says:

    This looks like a wonderful experience! I would love to do this!
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  8. Angela says:

    I dream of visiting the rain forest one day. I love that this company is doing what they can to protect it.
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  9. Brianna says:

    This would be such a great learning experience! Love that you can listen to the sounds.

  10. Carrie says:

    I would love to see those monkeys. That place looks awesome. Hope you get to go there someday…

  11. Amanda says:

    I know someone that visited Peru. They said it was fantastic! Hope you do go!

  12. Barry says:

    Never Thought about visiting Peru or the Amazon. There are such neat creatures there. It is good that the company helps the rainforest!

  13. Tina Ashburn says:

    WOW! What an experience. I would love to visit the rainforest. Who else wants to go with us?
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  14. Ave says:

    I would love to visit a rainforest too! I’m sure it would be an incredible trip!

  15. This would be an adventure of a lifetime!
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  16. Wow, those birds and monkeys are something else! I would love to some day visit the rainforest.
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  17. kathy balman says:

    Visiting the Amazon is totally on my bucket list too! And that hotel room looks amazing! I love falling asleep to the sounds of nature so this is totally up my alley!
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  18. Oh wow what a cool trip, the Peruvian Rain Forrest. If I can’t get there any time soon so I would love to have the jungle sounds. I go to sleep to different sounds, ocean, chants, bells. This would be great to add to my collection.
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  19. I went to school for environmental science, we learned a lot about how ecotourism helps save the environment by giving the natural world a monetary value that allows the native people to survive without destroying the environment (wow that was wordy!)
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  20. Erin S. says:

    Wow! I would love to go! Actually I’d love to travel anywhere really!
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  21. this sounds amazing, my kids would love this. What an awesome experience!
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  22. This sounds like a fabulous experience. So neat.
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  23. Mardesia says:

    I admit I am a scaredy-cat, so I might be concerned about the things that go bump in the night. Haha! But I have to admit the room looks so romantic.

  24. Oh, that open air bedroom is fantastic! I would love to go somewhere so different from my everyday surroundings at home.
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  25. This would be such a dream come true. I can’t even imagine it!!!!
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  26. Sounds amazing, but I’m like Mardesia, and am a bit of a scaredy cat! I love the look of the lodge.
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  27. Amanda Love says:

    That sounds great. I can imagine that being relaxing..what a marvelous idea..
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  28. Wow, thi is uch a great idea. I would love to have the natural music around me as I relaxed and read a book.
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  29. Mandi says:

    What a once-in-a-lifetime trip that would be! Staying in the jungle or rainforest is on my bucket list, I just don’t know how obtainable of a trip that is!
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  30. I’d LOVE to visit. Actually, I’d LOVE to live there forever!

  31. I wish I could escape the ice and cold for the sun and jungle.
    What a beautiful place the Amazon would be.
    I might not take the kids though…they would never want to leave. Wait, maybe I should bring them and sell the snow suits…
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  32. My sister is actually going on vacation to the Rainforest in June! I would never tell her this, but I am a bit jealous! I would love to go to the Amazon and I would also love to go to Alaska! Maybe someday that will happen, who knows.
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  33. Tonya says:

    This looks like a spectacular experience. Definitely on my bucket list.
    I was also fascinated to learn about the binaural recordings. I have used binaural recordings for meditation, but never really knew much about this type of 3D recording. Very interesting!
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