Residential Seagulls

Residential Seagulls features 18 stereo tracks of seagulls in a residential area. All recordings took place in backyards where the city noise is very close to zero.

  • 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. Note: pitch shifted demo is not included in the library.
  • 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.
  • UCS Compatible Metadata embedded. Fields included CatID, Category, Subcategory, FX Name, Filename, Description, BWDescription, Library, RecType, Microphone, Designer, Manufacturer, Keywords.

Update Jun 2021: 15 new recordings have been added to this collection. Some of these new recordings may contain a bit of light traffic in the distance, just to give more options. In those cases, the metadata includes the corresponding information.

Product details

Number of Files: 33 High Quality WAVS

Size Unpacked: 4.2 GB

Sample Rate: 96 kHz / 24 bit

Total Duration: Approx. 150 minutes

Other Info: Embedded Soundminer and BWAV Metadata

License type: Single user, royalty-free. For a multi-user license, please contact us.

Residential Seagulls – Spreadsheet

Keywords included:

Seagull, Bird, Ocean, Sea, Water, Beach, Seafront, Port, Waves, Urban, Call, Caw, Laugh, Raspy, Sunset, Sunrise.