Forest Clearing Nature Sounds. Forest Clearing: The clearing in a forest is a gathering place for a host of wildlife. Woodpeckers drum for insects, songbirds chirp and warble as they nest. A steady chorus of crickets in the background. This is a favorite relaxation recording and is well-suited to mask ringing in the ears. A great soothing and relaxing sleep aid. Put on your favorite set of headphones or earbuds, sit back and relax in your recliner or sofa, and let time pass in your state of total relaxation.