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Bird screaming all night long :(

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Can someone please help us identify this bird? He screams all night long, and we don't know why or how to get rid of it. I appreciate any help on this. Thanks!

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Can someone please help us identify this bird? He screams all night long, and we don't know why or how to get rid of it. I appreciate any help on this. Thanks!

Are you from the south? Like Florida? It sort of looks (and sounds) like Limpkin. The best way to get rid of it is sleep with ear plugs, and to embrace it the rest of the time.

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Yes, I am sorry. I am on the Gulf coast of Florida. I have lived here since 2007, and I have never had this problem. I have a video, but it is too big to upload

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I thought that looked like a limpkin, but I thought they were more secretive than that!!!

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Thank you very much! You are correct! They are Limpkins! Apparently, there are many people in the past that have had the same problem with these birds migrating to their area and keeping everyone up all night with their screaming.

http://sicluceatlux.wordpress.com/2008/03/12/118/

I read many comments after the article. We love the different birds here, and most stay quiet during the night. But not these! Ear plugs don't work :(. I'm hoping we can have Wildlife relocate them to an area where there is more food as their type of food is not abundant here

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I'm having the same issue with this bird type in my North West Tampa neighborhood. My husband and I haven't had an undisturbed nights sleep in 3 weeks. I called Florida Game and Wildlife today, who told me they do not, and can not remove or relocate the bird. Furthermore, they echoed the same as other responders to this post by saying that we could try ear plugs. They added that we "are" allowed to "harass" the bird inasmuch as to use a blow horn or garden hose to make it go away, but they made it very clear that this bird is not to be physically harmed. It is against the law to do so. Unfortunately, it is not possible to live with this bird 20 yards away from our home. It is so loud from this distance that it can be heard all throughout our home, in every room... there is no escape. It was not here last year, but is here with a vengeance now. I am putting my hopes in the fact that this is the bird's mating season, and according to FWL it should stop. We may have to move if it doesn't... it's that bad!

Here is a youtube video I found on this bird screaming... wait till 0:23 to hear it... this is the exact scream we hear from sun-down to sun-up!

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Bird noises/singing at night is a sleeping pill for me.... We have so much time with the windows closed all winter.... those sounds are musical and like a lullaby.... Even the Loons.... whether they are "hooting" or "screeching" (as they sometimes do) put me at peace.

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That's a bit like nails on a blackboard. Sorry, hope they fly away soon. :(

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I read many comments after the article. We love the different birds here, and most stay quiet during the night. But not these! Ear plugs don't work :(. I'm hoping we can have Wildlife relocate them to an area where there is more food as their type of food is not abundant here

I'm guessing they wouldn't be residing in your neighborhood if they didn't have any food there.

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