Grasslands Collection

Explore the sounds of America's western grasslands

Grasslands environments around the world include prairies, savannas, steppes, and pampas. What they are called depends on the geography where the grassland occurs.  In the United States, grasslands are usually called prairies.  Grasslands are found in areas where it is too dry to support forests and too wet to be called deserts.  Our American grasslands, or prairies, support a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects.  Many of the sounds of these animals can be heard in this Acoustic Atlas collection.

  • American Crow caws

    Audio file copyright 2014, Kevin Colver. All rights reserved

  • American Elk

    Audio file courtesy of the National Park Service.

  • American Elk and American Robin

    Audio copyright Kevin Colver. All rights reserved

  • American Elk and American Robin (0001463)

    Audio copyright Kevin Colver. All rights reserved

  • American Elk at Grand Teton National Park

    Audio file copyright Kevin Colver, 2009. All rights reserved

  • American Elk bugles in northern Utah

    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.

  • American Elk bugling, Wind Cave National Park

    Audio file courtesy of the National Park Service.

  • American Elk in northern Utah

    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.

  • American Elk, Grand Canyon National Park

    Audio file courtesy of the National Park Service.

  • American Goldfinch calls

    Audio file copyright 2014, Kevin Colver. All rights reserved

  • American Goldfinch song, calls

    Audio file copyright 2014, Kevin Colver. All rights reserved

  • American Kestrel calls

    Audio file copyright 2014, Kevin Colver. All rights reserved

  • American Pipit calls

    Audio file copyright 2014, Kevin Colver. All rights reserved

  • American Redstart calls

    Audio file copyright 2014, Kevin Colver. All rights reserved

  • American Robin and American Elk (0001491)

    Audio copyright Kevin Colver. All rights reserved