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I was lucky enough to live in Costa Rica for a while and experience the sounds of the howler monkeys first-hand. During my stay at a cozy Airbnb in the jungle near the coast, I was greeted every night by the sounds of these amazing animals. They would jump from tree to tree and create a concert of howls that was simply unforgettable.
One night, I was finally able to grab my recording gear and capture the sounds for myself. I quickly set up my equipment and began recording just as the howling began. However, our neighbors thought it would be a good time to chat and talk, so you can hear some laughter and conversation in the background. It was a shame that some people couldn’t appreciate the amazing animals right next to them.
In addition to the people, I couldn’t escape the sounds of the cicadas and the waves from the nearby beach. Despite these distractions, I was able to capture a beautiful recording of the howler monkeys that I will always treasure. Unfortunately, they didn’t return during the rest of my stay in the jungle, so I was grateful to have captured their sounds when I had the chance.
To share these unique sounds with others, I created a 20-track album on Bandcamp. You can download individual tracks or the entire album, and immerse yourself in the beautiful and wild sounds of the howler monkeys in Costa Rica.
Who would have thought a handy sound recorder in Cambodia would lead us here?
Hi there we’re Marcel and Libby and every sound on this site has been recorded by us. For nearly 7 years, we’ve been traveling around the world recording unique sounds for others to use!
If you’re curious and want to learn more about our journey traveling full-time as sound recordists you can read on here or on CNN Travel.