The Bayne lab deploys hundreds of audio recorders around the province to record, identify and monitor bird and amphibian species. However, birds and amphibians are not the only wildlife we detect in these recordings! Here is a cougar (Puma concolor) vocalizing in Cypress Hills Provincial Park, a park in Southeast Alberta known for its high cougar population. The audio recorder was only placed in this spot for a couple of days but luckily captured these sounds as the cougar strolled by.
by Michelle Knaggs