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Laysan Albatross -- Phoebastria immutabilis 1:42 - 22:38 Play 1:42 - More
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1 Adult Male  

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court

jaw claps

bill snap

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mechanical sound

 

Time of Day: 1810  

Environmental Recording 22:44 - 36:28 Play 22:44 - More
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Time of Day: 1905  

Laysan Albatross -- Phoebastria immutabilis 36:55 - 42:41 Play 36:55 - More
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bill snap

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Time of Day: 0635  

Black-footed Albatross -- Phoebastria nigripes 43:07 - 53:22 Play 43:07 - More
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Time of Day: 0640  

White Tern -- Gygis alba 53:25 - 1:00:37 Play 53:25 - More
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Wedge-tailed Shearwater -- Ardenna pacifica 1:00:43 - 1:09:14 Play 1:00:43 - More
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White Tern -- Gygis alba 1:13:50 - 1:18:20 Play 1:13:50 - More
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Red-tailed Tropicbird -- Phaethon rubricauda 1:19:18 - 1:20:17 Play 1:19:18 - More
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Laysan Albatross -- Phoebastria immutabilis 1:27:11 - 1:36:55 Play 1:27:11 - More
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Time of Day: 1610  

Laysan Albatross -- Phoebastria immutabilis 22:44 - 36:28
White Tern -- Gygis alba 22:44 - 36:28
Red-tailed Tropicbird -- Phaethon rubricauda 22:44 - 36:28
Laysan Albatross -- Phoebastria immutabilis 1:19:18 - 1:20:17
White Tern -- Gygis alba 1:19:18 - 1:20:17

NPR/NGS Radio Expeditions
1 May 1998 at 18:10

    Geography
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands
    Midway Islands
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 28.2   -177.35
    Habitats
  • Lagoon
    Features
  • Island
    Channels
  • Stereo
    Sampling Rate
  • 48kHz
    Bit Depth
  • 16-bit
    Recorders
  • SONY TCD-D10 PRO II
    Microphones
    Accessories
    Equipment Note
  • Stereo=1; Decoded MS stereo; Sennheiser mics

DAT 5 Midway
Full of albatross recordings

0:06 Les Gilbert voice annc. 6:10pm, Friday, May 1, 1998. At end of pier at the moment.

1:55 albatross loudly shrieking, honking etc really incredible sounds/ call and response style it sounds like sometimes, some clapping-im not sure if this is a human clapping
2:32 quieter, clapping
3:20 many different sounds, call and response
3:34 loud honk, someone clapping,
3:40 footsteps and clapping and what I think are human made sounds interspersed w/ bird calls
5:03 lots of activity and wind still human noises sometimes, too
5:48 clear honks w good background/wind 6:00
6:43 shrieks wind lots of background 7:27

23:34 REALLY loud chorus of birds growing steadily louder and more distinctive (background sound of a helicopter? Or just bird vibrations) all kinds of sounds and calls, honks and shrieks 36:26

43:12 pair of black footed albatross . . . 43:20-43:38 quite a dialogue, continues w ongoing sound (44 lots of mike rustling) 44:30 clear again , sounds of other birds as well

46:20-46:40 hiccuping calls

47:03 repeated lip smacking sound and other bird calls in background continues on thru 49:07

49:18 loud and clear individual birds, less wind, still hear waves and some mic probs but lots of clear sound 49:00

50:50-52:49 calls

Wedge-tailed Shearwater??

1:24:50 very loud quacking squawking sounds ¿some footsteps and clapping heard at different times. Sounds like lots of birds
1:25:54 particularly animated 1:26:11

1:28:00 footsteps and some clapping but lots of clear individual calls (esp minute 1:29)
1:30 more background noise and claps
1:32:40 lots of moaning and high pitched shrieks good sound through 1:36:55

End 1:36:55

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