[Tweeters] strange owl calls

Steve Hampton stevechampton at gmail.com
Sat May 22 22:29:45 PDT 2021

I was at 2500' in fairly dense forest. The call seemed to be coming from up
in the trees. You can zoom in on the xeno-canto map for the area.

On Sat, May 22, 2021 at 10:24 PM Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff at gmail.com> wrote:

> Steve,

> Were you near any talus slopes and at a higher elevation when you recorded

> the sounds?

> Sounds a lot like a Pica.

> Dan Reiff

> MI


> Sent from my iPhone


> On May 22, 2021, at 9:55 PM, Steve Hampton <stevechampton at gmail.com>

> wrote:



> I highly recommend this recent webinar by Lance Benner about strange owl

> calls, sounds that may sound like owls (e.g. chipmunks, solitaires, quail,

> etc), and other owl vocal habits.


> It was sponsored by LA Birders and is focused on southern Calif mountains,

> but most of the species occur up here.


> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOcfXRNPWEA&t=1803s


> On a related note, I'm still seeking feedback on a strange call I recorded

> on a summer morning east of Snoqualmie Pass nearly three years ago. It's at

> https://www.xeno-canto.org/490943. Even Lance didn't know what it was.


> thanks,


> --

> Steve Hampton

> Port Townsend, WA

> *Qatay, S'Klallam territory*


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