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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - Beaufort Lagoon - Protocol 3 - June 3, 2006 - 4:05AM (060603-35)
Links to media
Ambient sounds; Places; Nature sounds
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Alaska); Alaska; Beaufort Lagoon (Alaska)
Creator of Media Recording
Colver, Kevin J.
Media Rights Management
Principal Investigator: Bernie Krause, PhD; Project collaborators and associates: Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart
Western Soundscape Archive, University of Utah
Krause, Bernard L.; Stewart, Martyn, 1955-
Compressed from .wav format into .mp3 delivery format
J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112; Support for the Arctic Soundscape Project was provided by the Animal Welfare Institute, Calgary Zoo, Harvard University, Google (Firm), Johnson Outdoor Industries, Madrone Audubon Society, Maine Community Foundation, Patagonia, Inc., SanDisk, SkyWalker Sound, individual residents of the Sonoma County community, Stanford University, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Ecological and animal data provided by NatureServe. 2006. NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available http://www.natureserve.org/explorer
It is colder, the puddles are 5-20 meters in diameter and less than 0.5 meters deep. They have now mostly frozen over. Birds are here but quiet. Almost nothing but wind is heard during this session. I am seeing Lapland Longspurs, Red and Red-necked phalaropes, Northern Pintails, Pomerine jeagers, Glaucous gulls, a Semipalmated Sandpiper, a pair of Long-billed Dowitchers briefly. A pair of Rough-legged hawks had started a stick nest on the old wind tower next to our camp. They were alarmed at our presence for 1-2 days and I felt bad about chasing them from their nest site until the high winds blew the nest completely away. It was probably better that they lost the nest now rather than later with eggs or chicks to lose; Habitat type: Coastal Tundra with small puddles/ponds; Elevation: 22 Feet; Wind: 20-30 MPH; Temp: 30 F; Humidity: 76%; Local Time: 4:05 AM