[Tweeters] Help with Owl Call

Deborah West olyclarinet at gmail.com
Tue Jun 15 12:57:30 PDT 2021

Early this morning—between 3:30 am and 4:30am—my husband and I heard two owls calling, one call being lower than the other. As a musician I would describe the rhythm of the call as this: eighth note pickup, two sixteenth notes, eighth note, eight-note rest, two quarter notes. All were on the same note. Occasionally this was followed a second or two later by two more notes with the second being higher than the first. Listening to the owl calls in the iBird Pro app, the closest I can find to what I heard is the “four note location calls from pair, ‘hoo, hoo-hoo, hoo’” of a Spotted Owl. (missing one of the notes we heard.) It seems very unlikely, but not impossible, that there was a spotted owl in the neighborhood. (Apparently they have been identified in Thurston County but probably not where we live.) I would like to positively identify whatever owl we did hear.

Can anyone provide links to similar calls which might be the bird we heard?


Deborah West
olyclarinet at gmail.com <mailto:olyclarinet at gmail.com>

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