Night Sounds, Pt 2 – Coyotes

Coyotes (Canis latrans) have a very wide-spread distribution throughout most of North and Central America. Being such a wide spread species most people have heard coyote howls at sometime during their lifetime. Many researchers believe that sasquatch will join in with coyotes when they are vocalizing. So it is important to become acquainted with typical coyote howls.

For a previous post about coyotes please see: Singing Coyote

What I am presenting here is what I think are representative sounds of coyotes, both as single calls and as group choruses. Later on I will post non-typical howls.

Typical single howls can be heard in the following sound clips:

File # 16 – 2010.03.16 – Howl # 8
File # 15 – 2010.03.16 – Howl # 6
File # 14 – 2010.03.16 – Howl # 5
File # 13 – 2010.03.02 – Howl # 17
File # 12 – 2010.03.02 – Howl # 15
File # 11 – 2010.03.02 – Howl # 14
File # 10 – 2010.03.02 – Howl # 13
File # 09 – 2010.02.01 – Howl # 14
File # 08 – 2010.02.01 – Howl # 13
File # 07 – 2010.02.01 – Howl # 12
File # 06 – 2010.02.01 – Howl # 9
File # 05 – 2010.02.01 – Howl # 8
File # 04 – 2010.02.01 – Howl # 7
File # 03 – 2008.08.30 – Howl # 2
File # 02 – 2008.08.30 – Howl # 1
File # 01 – 2007.01.04 – Howl # 5

The following sequences are choruses of coyotes.

File # 36 – 2010.03.28 – Howl # 1
File # 35 – 2010.03.16 – Howl # 17
File # 34 – 2010.03.02 – Howl # 16
File # 33 – 2010.03.02 – Howl # 3
File # 32 – 2010.03.02 – Howl # 2
File # 31 – 2010.03.02 – Howl # 1
File # 30 – 2010.02.01 – Howl # 19
File # 29 – 2010.02.01 – Howl # 17
File # 28 – 2010.02.01 - Howl # 16
File # 27 – 2010.02.01 – Howl # 10
File # 26 – 2010.02.01 – Howl # 3
File # 25 – 2010.02.01 – Howl # 2
File # 24 – 2010.02.01 – Howl # 1
File # 23 – 2009.07.26 – Howl # 2
File # 22 – 2009.07.26 – Howl # 1
File # 18 – 2007.11.02 – Howl # 1
File # 17 – 2007.05.10 – Howl # 1
File # 16 – 2007.05.02 – Howl # 1
File # 15 – 2007.04.30 – Howl # 1
File # 14 – 2007.04.23 – Howl # 2
File # 13 – 2007.04.22 – Howl # 4
File # 12 – 2007.04.22 – Howl # 3
File # 11 – 2007.04.22 – Howl # 2
File # 10 – 2007.04.19 – Howl # 1
File # 09 – 2007.04.07 - Howl # 1
File # 08 – 2007.03.30 – Howl # 2
File # 07 – 2007.03.30 – Howl # 1
File # 06 – 2007.03.16 – Howl # 2
File # 05 – 2007.03.16 – Howl # 1
File # 04 – 2007.03.13 – Howl # 1
File # 03 – 2007.01.05 – Howl # 4
File # 02 – 2007.01.04 – Howl # 6
File # 01 – 2007.01.04 - Howl # 4

The following sequences have my dog, Belle (a Karelian Bear Dog) joining in.

File # 07 – 2010.03.16 – Howl  # 11
File # 06 – 2010.02.01 – Howl # 22
File # 05 – 2010.02.01 – Howl # 18
File # 04 – 2010.02.01 – Howl # 11
File # 03 – 2010.02.01 – Howl # 5
File # 02 – 2010.02.01 – Howl # 4
File # 01 – 2006.04.04 – Howl # 2

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One Response to “Night Sounds, Pt 2 – Coyotes”

  1. Ron says:

    2 Years ago I was backpacking and I was doing the whole NY part of the AT trail. My girlfriend and I set up camp after a good 10 mile day in a clearing right along the treeline. I think it was a back part of a local farmers field. lol Anyway at night we woke at 3 am to a pack of coyotes right next to our tent yelping and howling like crazy..scared the crap out of us cause some of them were brushing against the tent :0 Was very interesting to hear them move away slowly and continuing their chorus as it slowly faded into the night. Also on the same trip we were on the trail and it took us into a woods line and as soon as we got in to the shade of the woods we spotted a full grown deer being taken down by one coyote, broke the deers neck right in front of our eyes and then ran up a hill cause it saw us. It was just waiting for us to leave so we did. I have pics on my myspace of that icident. Thanks Stan for your time.

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