The Western Soundscape Archive is a searchable web-based audio collection with a focus on the natural sounds of the western United States. Begun in November of 2007, the archive is housed at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library and features recordings contributed by volunteers, state and federal agencies, and conservation groups. The website continues to grow and currently includes representative sounds of more than 70% of the West’s bird species, as well as numerous amphibians, mammals and reptiles from around the region. Please see About This Site for more information.
Sounds from this website may not be copied, broadcast or distributed without the express written permission of the recordists. Click here for selected recordings available under less restrictive Creative Commons licensing.