What Does Daybreak Sound Like Where You Live? The natural world is making a lot of noise at dawn. We're collecting recordings of this time of morning from across the world, so send us yours.
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What Does Daybreak Sound Like Where You Live?

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What Does Daybreak Sound Like Where You Live?

What Does Daybreak Sound Like Where You Live?

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And now let's hear some sounds of the morning.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "CIRCLE OF LIFE")

UNIDENTIFIED SINGERS: (Singing) Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba.

INSKEEP: That's the sound of morning time as portrayed in "The Lion King." The Disney-animated film shows the sun bursting over the horizon on the African savanna. Even if your mornings are not quite so colorful or musical, we'd like to hear the sounds of your world as you wake up. Send us sounds of daybreak. Maybe like one of our listeners, you were awake at 6:30 in the morning to hear this bird song.

(SOUNDBITE OF BIRD SONG)

INSKEEP: Or maybe it's a more urgent sound.

(SOUNDBITE OF DOG BARKING)

INSKEEP: Or the sounds of the species Homo sapiens, noted for its strange, morning, brewing ritual.

(SOUNDBITE OF COFFEE BREWING)

INSKEEP: And also for not wanting to wake up at all.

(SOUNDBITE OF SNORE)

INSKEEP: To share your morning with us, use a smartphone to record a voice memo. Tell us your name, where you live, the time of the recording, and describe the scene you're recording. This should be at least a minute long. And then send the sound to nprcrowdsource@npr.org. Write your location in the subject line. And if there's a nice photo to go with it, that's even better. Attach it to the email. We will broadcast your sounds and stories next week as part of our Close Listening series. You can get more information on the project by following the hashtag #decodenature on Twitter.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "CIRCLE OF LIFE")

CARMEN TWILLIE: (Singing) From the day we arrive on the planet...

INSKEEP: Hopefully the sound of the radio is in the background. It's NPR News.

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