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Found 27 results

  1. Every time I look at these I seem to change my mind. I was thinking one was Swamp and the other was Song, but then I see that some of them seem to have identical faces despite the stripes. So I started thinking White-Throated but I don't see a wingbar. Can someone please help ? Thank you https://imgur.com/a/w0V7O
  2. Hi, I was wondering, why some birds respond to their own call and some birds careless? For example if I play White Crowned Sparrow call they quickly gather around with curiosity while it does not work for Black Capped Chickadee for example. Does this have to do with being territorial or something? Thank you.
  3. I'm not great with songs. What is this? Deciduous woods near small lake. New Recording 6.m4a
  4. Skyrim Birdsong

    Hello! This bird call has been causing me problems for a while now! I first heard it in the open-world, fantasy video game Skyrim, and dismissed it as a fictional call. But last summer I heard it while on an evening walk (I live in central Ohio), and again on a different day. I also heard it again about two weeks ago. I work under the National Audubon Society, and none of my coworkers can identify it! Any help would be greatly appreciated! The attached MP2 has three recorded instances of the call from Skyrim. Cheers! SkyrimBirdID.mp3
  5. Hello all, This bird song has been driving me crazy trying to identify it for months now. It's a four note song, ( G-E... F-D) two short notes, a pause, and then the second two, similar to a cuckoo but with two different notes and a very different vocal tone. Whatever it is doesn't always do the second two notes, sometimes it repeats the first set. The tone of song is almost mechanical and more of a whistle than a chirp. For referance, I live in Northeast PA in the mountains in a very wooded area. I would try to record the bird itself, but I can currently hear about 20 different bird calls plus spring peepers. This area has tons of birds, most of which I can identify by sight, but I don't think I've seen this bird, just hearing it constantly. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thank you for your time.
  6. Help with a Song ID?

    Hello! I was outside in the backyard this morning around 7:45am when I heard this unfamiliar call. I have a video recording here where you can clearly hear the call/song three times. Unfortunately, I was never able to put my eye on the bird. I'm in Sacramento, California and near the Sacramento River. There are plenty of oaks and large trees around the house. Thank you in advance for your help.
  7. Which thrushes are singing these songs? The first was recorded on May 21st, the second was recorded today (both in Vermont). thrush.m4a thrushsong.m4a
  8. Hi all, my mom inadvertently captured this birdsong near her condo pool in metro Atlanta the morning of July 4. Says she's been hearing it and wondering what it was. Can anybody help? The only calls I'm rock-solid on are cardinals :-P Thanks! http://tinypic.com/r/20r1t1c/9
  9. Who is singing this song?

    We have been unable to spot the bird who sings this song. This was recorded this morning in Vermont. I was thinking it was just a strange song from a common bird, but I wanted to know what you guys think. I have another recording (from farther away) from a few days ago if you want to hear that one too.
  10. I came across this birdsong while I was hiking the Cerro Chato trail near La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano. Could anyone please help me identify this bird? I wasn't able to spot it but I captured the song. Thanks! Voice 004.m4a
  11. I would love some help with this song, please. I'm in dry oak woodlands at 4500' at Ruby, AZ in Santa Cruz county, close to the Mexico border. What you will hear is not the song itself (I haven't a way to record it in the field) but me trying to imitate it - it's not a bad imitation. It's a cadence of about 8-10 whistled notes, evenly spaced, smoothly descending. Rather a similar pattern to a Canyon wren, but it's not a Canyon wren - it's a bigger sound, more of a whistle than a tweet, probably from a bigger bird. It calls during daytime, usually from a wooded ridge or slope. Here goes: https://clyp.it/bdhex1ag
  12. I live in northern Alabama. There is a bird in the tall trees behind my home that sings in the morning and evening. I have not seen it. But here is an audio recording. Sounds like "da, We-cha, We-cha, We-cha," repeated at 5 second intervals. I have tried two different bird song ID apps, but neither was successful. Please help me identify this bird. Thank you, Tom Irvine Madison, AL
  13. Hi... my first time on this forum. I live in the mountains of western North Carolina. This morning I heard a beautiful bird call that I was unfamiliar with. The bird repeated a call of four distinct, clear notes. If higher numbers represent higher notes, the pattern was 4,2,3,1... or, perhaps, 4,2,3,2 (I don't completely trust my memory!). This pattern was repeated a number of times. Species suggestions?
  14. Im very new to this, but I was wondering if someone could identify this bird for me by its sound. I always hear it near where i live and want to know its name. The sound is very feint in the background but you can hear it if you listen close. Thanks Dayzneigboorhoodbird.m4a
  15. Hi, Forum. Does anyone know if Mockingbirds have a song of their own? When reading up on Mockingbirds, the answer to this seems unclear. So, for instance, when I open my Merlin Bird ID app on my phone, search for "Northern Mockingbird" and play the "SONG" files, is this *thee* song that all Mockingbirds share conspecifically or this a recording of one bird's unique song(s)? -Peter
  16. Hi, I'm new to birdwatching and my neighborhood has a particular bird who's always singing, but I never see! Fortunately I was able to record this call and response about twenty minutes ago. https://soundcloud.com/user67975808/unknown-bird-song Can anyone identify this bird? Thank you.
  17. We live in midcoast Maine, in a wooded area near a pond. In the summer, I hear this bird first thing in the morning and the last thing in the evening. It sounds like a flute -- the song varies every time, is usually 5 - 7 notes and is just beautifully liquid. I never see the singer, due to the many trees. Hope someone can help identify this bird for me!
  18. Can you help me ID this bird by its song? It's been hanging around for a few weeks now, but I've never been able to catch a glimpse of it. The audio recording was taken on June 20 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (44221). It's in a residential neighborhood with lots of mature trees. The bird seems to stay hidden in the trees, and doesn't come to the backyard feeder. It's very vocal, though. Can you help? Thanks!New Recording 5.m4a
  19. I'm trying to identify the sing-songy bird that's in the background of this audio recording. The recording was taken June 20 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (44221). The bird has been very vocal for a few weeks now, but stays hidden in trees. I have not been able to visually catch a glimpse of it. It's in a residential neighborhood with lots of mature trees. Can you help? Thanks! New Recording 5.m4a
  20. Hello Birders, Just spent a couple weeks in Maine on the coast. Waaaaay up north, about an hour north of Acadia, near Jonesport/Beals. I never got a visual ID on this sucker. Would love to know who gave this evening call. Same bird has a slightly different morning call. Usually sang this one out around 6pm. I did manage to get an audio clip of its evening song. I've spent the past three hours on several great birding sites listening to hundreds of calls and songs that were recorded in Maine and I can't find this little ditty anywhere. Any help much appreciated!!!! Many thanks in advance! DR0000_0052_What Bird Are You2.mp3
  21. Hello fellow birders, Did not see bird at all, but it was on a Doug Fir tree. I do not have any visual features of that singer. Sound recorded in March 2015 Washington state, Monroe. Here are two links to the sound: https://soundcloud.com/leopartnik/help-me-identify-this-bird https://soundcloud.com/leopartnik/help-me-identify-this-bird-2 Thank you in advance Leo.
  22. From Last April

    Hello! I have been having trouble identifying a bird that I both heard and saw last spring. I wasn't able to take a photo of the bird, but I recorded its song with my camera. I re-found the "video" of its song, and I have tried finding something similar all over the web, but I can't seem to identify it. This was in a SE Pennsylvania mixed deciduous forest. It was very elusive, but I was able to catch a glimpse of the bird at a fairly close range and it looked similar to a Wood Thrush. It seemed to hang around cherry and tulip poplar trees. The only time I heard it sing (or this song at least) was in the early morning and early evening. Maybe it really is a Wood Thrush, after all. But none of the songs I found sounded close. In the recording, it is the loudest bird with three parts to its song. Two notes down, two notes up, and and three quick notes (in various orders). Thanks for any help and sorry for no photo! If you want to identify any birds in the background, too, go ahead. ~HikerEvening-Bird.mp3
  23. This one is a bit tougher for me—sorry, no other photos (same bird in both photos). Very slight yellow around eye; breast streaking at least seems clear and refined from angle that I can make out; bill pinkish on shot with side profile of head; tail may be a little shorter; streaking seems less gray overall, and a bit more brown. Leaning as a Savannah at this point—but not fully convinced either. Any help would be appreciated. Happy Thanksgiving!
  24. Hi Folks. My wife and I are at a loss as to what this bird is and need a jump start help. I've gone on Cornell's site and run through just about every bird and still can't find it. I think I might be just swamped with sounds and now everything is chaos. To the bird sound. First we have no recording, so please forgive us. Second, I'll do my best to give the pattern of the call and approximate range of the notes. Third, We've heard it in many places... I'll generally describe the areas. Fouth, Time of hearing the song. So here it goes. Early morning, residential area. Lots of oaks, redwoods, pines and smaller decidious trees. We've heard it out at the coast at Bodega Bay in riparian areas and I've heard it in inland riparian areas near creeks at other times of the day, but not usually after approx. 4pm. Area's are for the most part pretty dry with water near by or used to have water near by (creek now dry) So morning throughout the day to late afternoon and started very late spring and into the summer. Last time I heard it was four days ago. The range of the call is mid range (around middle C on a piano?) If the bird was human, I'd say a tenor or alto. If a warbler was human, that would be a soprano... Of all the warblers I've listened to, they seem light and high ranged. The pattern is two starting notes, very brief pause followed by what appears to be five notes DESENDING. There might be a couple more notes after, but they are very quiet by comparison. The seven notes are distinctive and don't seem to be buzzy or overly blurred. Note note...note-note-note-note-note We've gotten to the point of saying, "Hey, there's that mystery bird again..." Any help would be appreciated, even if it is just to commiserate with us.
  25. Help with Birdsong

    Heard this song a few days ago on Long Island, NY. Any help would be appreciated.