Date: June 1, 2016
Time: ~ 07:30am
Location: Finch Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park
Description: An early morning spent on the shore of Finch Lake. You can hear the calls of multiple bird species, but a group of three Mallards are especially prominent. There was still plenty of snow surrounding the lake, which sits at around 10,000ft elevation.
Species Present: Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), American Wigeon (Anas americana), Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis), Brown Creeper (Certhia americana), Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius), Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli), Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus)
Recording Equipment: Sound Devices 722 digital audio recorder; Two Audio Technica AT4022 omnidirectional microphones placed in homemade binaural housing
Acknowledgements: This recording was created by Dr. Jacob Job as part of education and outreach efforts by the collaboration between the Sound and Light Ecology Team at Colorado State University and the Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division of the National Park Service. The recording was made under permits issued by the park.
Map Note: The map is centered on the recording location.