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Sound Gallery

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Amphibians Birds Cultural/Historical Fish Geological Human-Caused
Hydrological Insects Mammals Meteorological Reptiles

 

Amphibians

Couch's Spadefoot Toad Couch's Spadefoot Toad
Credit: NPS/James Borgmeyer
Green Treefrog Green Treefrog Credit: NPS/Theresa Thom Pig Frog
Pig Frog
Credit: Credit: USGS/J. Willson

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Birds

Alder Flycatcher Alder Flycatcher
Credit: USGS/Mercedes Foster
American Robin American Robin Credit: USFWS/David Menke Anhinga
Anhinga
Credit: University of Kentucky/Dr. Thomas Barnes
Bald Eagle Bald Eagle
Credit: USFWS/David Menke
Calliope Hummingbird Credit: NPS/Sally King Canada Geese Canada Geese Credit: USFWS/Tim Bowman Clark's Nutcracker Clark's Nutcracker
Credit: USFWS/David Menke
Common Poorwill Common Poorwill Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Common Raven Common Raven Credit: NPS Hermit Thrush Hermit Thrush Credit: USFWS/Lee Karney Killdeer Killdeer Credit: USFWS/Jesse Achtenburg Northern Flicker Northern Flicker Credit: USFWS/David Menke

Osprey Osprey
Credit: USFWS
Ptarmigan Ptarmigan Credit: USFWS/Steve Ebbert Red-breasted Nuthatch Red-breasted Nuthatch
Credit: NPS/Sally King
Sandhill Crane Sandhill Crane Credit: USFWS
Spotted Owl
Spotted Owl
Credit: USFWS/John & Karen Hollingsworth
Steller's Jay Steller's Jay Credit: NPS/Sally King Uau (Hawaiian Petrel) Hawaiian Petrel (Uau) Credit: USFWS/Jim Denny Western Gull Western Gull Credit: NPS/Will Elder
White-crowned Sparrow White-Crowned Sparrow
Credit: USFWS/David Menke
Yellow-rumped Warbler Yellow-rumped Warbler Credit: USFWS/David Menke  

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Cultural/Historical

Battle Sounds Battle Sounds
Credit: NPS
Cannon Fire Cannon Fire
Credit: NPS
Chickens
Chicken
Credit: NPS
Harmonica harmonica
Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Jamboree Jamboree
Credit: NPS
Menor's FerryMenor's Ferry
Credit: NPS
Musket Fire Musket Fire Credit: NPS Native American Music Native American Music
Credit: NPS
Omaha Indian Buffalo Dance Omaha Indian Buffalo Dance Credit: Library of Congress, American Folklife Ctr Omaha Indian Song Contest Omaha Indian Song Contest
Credit: Library of Congress, American Folklife Ctr
Reveille
Reveille
Credit: NPS
Sensation Jazz Sensation jazz Credit: NPS

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Fish

Gulf Toad Fish Gulf Toad Fish
Credit: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

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Geological

Avalanche Avalanche
Credit: NPS
Booming Sands Booming Sands
Credit: NPS
Rockfall
Rockfall
Credit: NPS

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Human-Caused

Boat Motorboat
Credit: NPS/J. Schmidt
Car Alarm car Alarm Credit: NPS Chainsaw
Chainsaw
Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Helicopter helicopter
Credit: NPS
Jet
Jet
Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Motorcycle Motorcycle
Credit: Wikimedia Commons
PropellerPropeller Credit: Wikimedia Commons Rotary Snowplow Snowplow
Credit: NPS/Jim Peaco
Siren
Siren
Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Snowmobile Snowmobile
Credit: NPS
 

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Hydrological

Ocean
Ocean
Credit: NPS
Stream stream
Credit: NPS/John Heidecker

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Insects

Bee
Bee
Credit: NPS/Paul G. Johnson
Crickets Crickets
Credit: NPS
Grasshoppers
Grasshoppers
Credit: NPS/Blake Trester

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Mammals

Bear with Cubs Bear with cubs
Credit: NPS
Bighorn Sheep Ramming Heads Bighorn Sheep ramming heads
Credit: NPS
Bison
bison
Credit: USFWS/Ryan Hagerty
Coyote
coyote
Credit: NPS/Bryan Harry
Coyote Chase Coyote Chase
Credit: NPS/Jim Peaco
Elk
Elk
Credit: NPS/Harlan Kredit
Ground Squirrel ground squirrel
Credit: NPS
Humpback Whale Humpback Whale
Credit: NPS
Killer WhaleKiller Whale
Credit: NPS/Rebecca Smith
Spotted BatSpotted Bat Credit: NPS/Bill Rainey Squirrel
Squirrel
Credit: NPS/C. Judson
Wolf Wolf Credit: USFWS/Gary Kramer

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Meteorological

Rain Rain
Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Thunder thunder
Credit: NPS

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Reptiles

Alligator Alligator Credit: NPS

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