[Tweeters] bird call ID help

Steve Hampton stevechampton at gmail.com
Fri Jun 18 08:30:17 PDT 2021

There's a good collection of alternative partial pewee calls here:


On Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 7:57 AM Emily Birchman <stollea at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Tweeters,


> I can hear this bird singing outside my home in Kenmore this morning and I

> know I've heard it before but I can't pinpoint an ID. At first I thought

> Willow Flycatcher - I knew that wasn't right, but it's a 2-syllable call

> and reminded me of the Willow's "Fitz-bew". It's much more whistly than

> buzzy like a Willow though.


> So then I checked western wood-pewee, and it sounds like the second half

> of the wood-pewee's song, without the first part at all.


> It's basically sort of like a fitz-bew but whistled instead of buzzy.


> Thoughts? I've checked multiple flycatchers and nothing sounds quite like

> it in the recordings I'm listening to online! It's definitely moving around

> a lot - I have not seen it but the call is very loud (loud enough to hear

> with the windows closed) and periodically moves to different locations.


> Thanks for any tips you might have :)


> Sincerely,

> Emily Birchman

> Kenmore WA

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Steve Hampton
Port Townsend, WA
*Qatay, S'Klallam territory*
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