[Tweeters] Help Identifying Mystery Bird Call

Kyle Elfman kyle.elfman at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 07:48:37 PDT 2021

Thanks to everyone who gave identifying our bird call a try! We didn’t come up with a definitive answer, but the most common answer I received: Northern Bobwhite

My observer’s bias wants to believe it was a Bobwhite, too. My instinct was something in the Quail family. It this were true, a Bobwhite would certainly be a rarity here in the Burien/White Center area!

Thanks again to everyone for your help! Here are the responses (guesses?) everyone had:

Northern Bobwhite X3
Owl (sp) X2
Mountain Quail
Gallinaceous bird
Red-Breasted Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Gray Jay
Corvid - American Crow
American Robin
Hutton’s Vireo

Kyle Elfman
kyle dot elfman at gammel dot com
Burien, WA

> On Mar 15, 2021, at 20:05, Kyle Elfman <kyle.elfman at gmail.com> wrote:


> Hello! My wife and I are hoping to get some help identifying a bird(?) we heard the other evening outside our home in Burien, WA. This past Friday evening (March 12) around 6:45 in the evening, just as the sun had fully set, we heard this call for roughly 3 minutes. It started in the large evergreen trees in our neighbor’s yard then moved very quickly from the south side to north side of our house before it left the area/stopped vocalizing. We each have our own theories about what it might be, but we can’t seem to find any Macaulay Library recordings matching our best guesses. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!


> https://ebird.org/checklist/S83488561 <https://ebird.org/checklist/S83488561>


> Kyle Elfman

> kyle dot elfman at gmail dot com

> Burien, WA

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