Sounds of Maine is an ongoing audiovisual project documenting the sounds and sights of Maine. Its goal is to enable moments of vicarious travel, meditation, and immersion in this state's endlessly intriguing natural and manmade spaces.

Our goal is to release about a dozen soundscapes each year.

Sounds of Maine is created and managed by David Bruggink. If you benefit from this project, consider supporting it on Patreon. Supporters receive our monthly location profile, which includes high-quality, unique digital photo downloads from each new location.

Sounds of Maine is also available on:

I also share my Maine-inspired illustration work, sometimes combined with Sounds of Maine, on Instagram.


"Help! My video and/or sound is not working!"

Certain browsers may block autoplay of audio or video. You can usually configure this in your browser settings. For example, in Chrome, check Site Settings > Media and make sure Autoplay is enabled. iOS devices will also disable autoplay of media when in low power mode.

I noticed an album called Magic of the Ocean by the artist Sounds of Maine. Is that you?

Nope! That is not me. Check the links above to see the albums of field recordings I've released.

I came across a website called "This is How Maine Sounds" created by Atlas Obscura. Is that you?

Nope! While that website does appear to be heavily inspired by the branding, copy, and overall concept of Sounds of Maine, this was done without my permission or involvement. However, I'm flattered by the imitation!

Privacy Policy

Sounds of Maine Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from (the “Site”).


When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

- “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit
- “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
- “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and information collected by Google Analytics, such as our visitors’ general geographic location (e.g., country and state), amount of time spent on the site, type of device used to access the site, and whether s/he is a return visitor.


We use the Device Information that we collect to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our visitors browse and interact with the Site) and to analyze the success of content on particular pages or posts .


We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our visitors use the Site–you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here:

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at david[dot]bruggink[at]gmail[dot]com.

Sounds of Maine / An interactive Exploration
of Maine Sights and Sounds.