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Bird call help please!

Posted: Jun 03 11:41 am
by Sherylyn
I hear this bird every day, and just can't identify it. As a new birder I have listened to all the videos/ sounds clips of local birds I could find, and none sound like this....closest is a Bewick's wren but the first part is unlike anything I have heard so far. It is a rising tweeeeee that is then followed by three quick sharp sounds like "chowchowchow". The Bewick's wrens do the chowchowchow but not the first part....it's my favourite call, such a cutie. Anyone recognize it??

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Re: Bird call help please!

Posted: Jun 03 7:56 pm
by zwest
Hi, I can’t think of what else it might be, but you could try uploading the audio to https://birdnet.cornell.edu/api/

and see if it comes up with any other suggestions.

Cheers

Re: Bird call help please!

Posted: Jun 05 8:12 am
by BirdingBC
I am thinking Spotted Towhee. It produces a "Tweeeee" and a "chew chew chew" and is still singing at this time of year.

Suggestion: Download the free BirdNet app for your smartphone (Android) created by the folks at Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
https://birdnet.cornell.edu/

The app has automatic recording and all you need to do is use your smartphone to record the sound and have the app immediately analyse it. It can be surprisingly accurate.

Cheers,

Re: Bird call help please!

Posted: Jun 05 8:18 am
by zwest
BirdingBC wrote:
Jun 05 8:12 am
I am thinking Spotted Towhee. It produces a "Tweeeee" and a "chew chew chew" and is still singing at this time of year.

Suggestion: Download the free BirdNet app for your smartphone (Android) created by the folks at Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
https://birdnet.cornell.edu/

The app has automatic recording and all you need to do is use your smartphone to record the sound and have the app immediately analyse it. It can be surprisingly accurate.

Cheers,
I’ve found this tool to be immensely helpful as well.

If you are like most people and use an iPhone rather than android, just record it via Voice Memos, save the recording, then “share” it to files (you need an app like Garageband or Firefox installed), then you’ll be able to upload it directly to the page I posted.

BTW I checked the recording in question and birdnet says Bewick's Wren.

Re: Bird call help please!

Posted: Jun 05 11:46 am
by BirdingBC
Ah ha. I missed the Facebook link.

You have a bewicks wren singing in the foreground. There is a song sparrow singing as well that is further off.

Re: Bird call help please!

Posted: Jun 07 7:57 am
by Lee Sollenberger
VERY good information, thanks for sharing..

Lee