The following sound clips support teaching materials for two activities: 1) Communicating in the Wild and 2) Capitol Reef's Voice. Right click and choose "Save Link As" to download and save the clips to your computer.
Visit the Sound Gallery web page to download and enjoy a range of additional sounds: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/sound/gallery.htm
- Sound clip of a train demonstrates masking of natural sounds in the environment.
- Cricket; recorded by Laura Geier in Fruita Area of Capitol Reef National Park [574 KB MP3]
- Black-chinned hummingbird; recorded by John Neville near the Columbia River [459 KB M4a]
- Common poorwill; from Jeff Rice's Western Soundscape Archive (WSA); sound clip from www.westernsoundscape.org [105 KB MP3]
- Pipistrelle bat [29 KB MP3]
- Coyotes; recorded by the NPS Natural Sounds & Night Skies Division
- Fremont River, Capitol Reef National Park; recorded by Laura Geier [730 KB MP3]
- Mexican spotted owl; sound clip from www.owlpages.com
- Bighorn sheep; recorded by the NPS Natural Sounds & Night Skies Division
- Piñon jays; recorded by Laura Geier near Golden Throne Trail at Capitol Reef National Park
- Mountain lion growl; recorded by the NPS Natural Sounds & Night Skies Division[310 KB MP3]