Date: September 23, 2017
Location: Moraine Park, Rocky Mountain National Park
Description: Early morning in Moraine Park a large herd of Elk converge during rut. Sounds of interest: Female calls at 11:55, two males fighting 39:27, males 'glug' calls 40:40, coyote howling 42:10, female elk alarm call 44:40. You'll also hear the rustle of grass and splashing of water as the males chased each other and the females. Wear headphones for the best possible listening experience!
Species Present: Elk ( Cervus canadensis), Coyotes (Canis latrans), Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii), Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia), Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli), American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
Recording Equipment: Sound Devices 722 digital audio recorder; Two Audio Technica AT4022 omnidirectional microphones placed in a 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.