Rio Cuale, Mexico

This is a recording taken from Puerto Vallarta. The setting is along the Rio Cuale just outside of Puerto Vallartas main sprawl. Recording in Mexico and many of the latin American countries has become increasingly hard. It is difficult to avoid the sounds of the rooster in the morning and to get away from the sounds of cars and trucks that make their way along the dirt roads. Many vehicles are old and falling apart so consequently their engines are not muffled, they carry in the soundscape for a considerable amount of time. Here is a 6 minute recording at around 06:40 as the new day breaks.

Recording location, March 23rd 2010

Recording along the Rio Cuale


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Recording location along the Rio Cuale


Recording info:
The information below is for the whole recording that lasted 1 hour and 20 mins.

Location: Rio Cuale

Date: 2010-03-23
Time: 06:40
State: jalisko

Description: dawn recording Rio Cuale

Habitat: river/scrub
VoxType: dawn
Category: soundscape

Recorder: SD 722
Mics: sennhieser mkh 40/30
Sample rate: 44.1k 24 bit
Microphone pattern: MS stereo
Take# 07

Anthrophony: truck starts off the recording/distant traffic/16:00 truck/27:10 motorbike/constant hum from distant traffic/34:50 airplane/37:30 airplane/38:30 people shouting and whistling/41:50 truck/42:26 man and dogs run by/46:30 truck goes by/48:30 ATV rides by/

Geophony: falling leaves/river/wind in trees/55:00 birds flapping wings/

Biophony: dogs barking/rooster/white-tipped dove/20:45 great kiskadee/unknown twitters/san blas jay/distant mangrove cuckoo/24:55 dog barking/rufous-bellied chachalaca/military macaws flyover/33:50 Pygmy owl/40:12 macaws scream and flyover/41:03 screams from parrot?/Sinaloa wren/50:45 high pitched calls from unknown/52:00 birds with chip noises foraging in trees/55:15 great kiskadee/58:54 donkey/60:00 mins chatter sounds from unknown/

Weather: partly cloudy
Temp: 66f
Humidity: 88%
Wind: light with gusts
Barometer: 1011.8mb

GPS: N20.57829,W105,20284

Recordist: Martyn Stewart

Notes: inserted -30 db tone at begining of the recording/ Set recording level to 56.7db with rotory pots/Mic suspension with Rycote winjammer and gitzo tripod/

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