A Growing Collection

Welcome to Montana State University Library's online initiative featuring 2069 recordings of some of the West’s most iconic species and places. The Acoustic Atlas collects the sounds of Montana and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, along with habitats and species from throughout the Western United States.

We are actively growing our collection and invite you to join us in exploring the sounds of the West. Browse by species, explore a soundscape in our ambient recordings, or learn about the significance of sound with our featured interviews.


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Featured Sounds

Meteor shower

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Mute Swan

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Geothermal activity near the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park

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