Audio recorder left on my way up..
Burned but occupied .. Two pika
Pinnacle ridge trail.. After creek crossing
Almost fully burnt.. But fire seems to have skirted around a bit
Heard at least 5 pika, two above and three below the trail .. Timberline trail, elk cove
On talus, very vocal
Two 20 yards apart about 3 feet off trail
Two on talus 1 foot off trail
On talus on Inspiration Pt
On grassy talus field - east slope of Teewinot Mountain
Larch mountain.. Extensive rock slide with lots of pika
Audio - clip 1 - 5 minutes climbing hand held
Audio clip 2 - 1 minute with at least 4 different pika calling farther away
Clip 3 - far away pikas more than 50 feet
The pika (/ˈpaɪkə/ PY-kə; archaically spelled pica) is a small mammal, with short limbs, rounded ears, and no external tail. The name pika is used for any member of the Ochotonidae, a family within the order of lagomorphs, which also includes the Leporidae (rabbits and hares). One genus, Ochotona, is recognised within the family, and it includes 30 species. It is also known as the "whistling hare" due to its high-pitched alarm call when diving into...