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By Sherylyn
#89597
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??

https://www.facebook.com/sherylyn.arabs ... 797921078/
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By BirdingBC
#89605
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,
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By zwest
#89607
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.
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By BirdingBC
#89609
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.
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