Residential Seagulls

Number of Files: 18 High Quality WAVS

Size Unpacked: 2.8 GB

Sample Rate: 96 kHz / 24 bit

Total Duration: 82 mins

Other Info: Embedded Soundminer and BWAV Metadata

Residential Seagulls – Spreadsheet


Pitch Shifted Version (not included in the library)




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RESIDENTIAL SEAGULLS features 18 stereo tracks of seagulls in a residential area. All recordings have been taken from backyards where the city noise is very close to zero.

Key Points:

  • Seagulls are the focus in all the recordings. Some tracks only contain seagulls, and some others also include sparrows, doves and magpies.
  • Recordings are mainly from sunrise and sunset, where seagulls tend to be more present. Recordings at night are also included though.
  • Seagulls vocalizations include classic seagull scream, some throaty and raspy calls, laughing sounds and mew calls or noises. From individual seagulls to bigger groups, including flocks.
  • Even though the focus of this library is to represent the soundscape of a residential area near the sea, with more or less distant calls, the collection also includes closer calls and screeches, which can be used for sound design purposes.
  • Recorded in M/S and ORTF, with ultrasonic content up to 50 kHz.
  • Human noise is absent. You won’t hear any traffic, cars or neighbors. All recordings with those noises have been discarded.
  • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events.
  • All recordings have been made in the south coast of England.

As usual, all files come in 24 bit and 96 kHz, with Soundminer embedded metadata.

Gear used:

  • Zoom F8
  • Sennheiser MKH 8040 in ORTF
  • Sennheiser MKH 8040 & Sennheiser MKH 30 in M/S
  • Sennheiser MKH 8050 & Sennheiser MKH 30 in M/S
  • Rycote ORTF Blimp
  • Rycote Cyclone MS