King Canyon at dawn in Saguaro National Park
Creator: Rice, Jeff
Description: Dawn at King Canyon in Saguaro National Park, Arizona
Notes: Recorded at 5:35 AM at the base of a draw along the King Canyon trail, approximately 1.5 miles from the trail-head; elevation 3193 feet; temperature was 73 degrees Fahrenheit at the beginning of the recording with temperatures increasing rapidly as the sun rose; skies were clear and winds were calm; humidity was high, and monsoon rains had occurred approximately 1.5 days prior to the recording; audible species include Cactus Wren, Rufus-crowned Sparrow, Verdin, Gilded Flicker, Gila Woodpecker, Curve-billed Thrasher, Spotted Towhee, Canyon Towhee, and Gambel's Quail; recorded with Sennheiser MKH30 and MKH40 microphones in a stereo MS pattern to a Sound Devices 722 recorder at a 44.1 kHz/24 bit sampling rate; the GPS coordinates were N 32 degrees 15.427' W 11 degrees 09.608'
Location: Saguaro National Park (Ariz.); Sonoran Desert (Ariz.); Arizona
Audio Rights: Audio file copyright 2009, the Western Soundscape Archive at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library. Use of this audio file is allowed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
Image Rights: By Joe Parks from Berkeley, CA (Saguaro National Park) [CC BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons