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Old 07-24-2014, 06:07 PM
 
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This one bird is making this "kaw kaw" sound.

Then like his friends come by and they're also "kaw kaw" ing.
California Raven.
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Old 07-25-2014, 11:14 AM
 
Location: The D-M-V area
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Funniest thread I've read all morning.
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Old 07-25-2014, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Awesome thread OP. Let's summarize.

Hey can someone help me guess what bird this is? Don't guess though or I will ignore you! I ONLY WANT FACTS.

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Old 07-25-2014, 11:32 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA
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Awesome thread OP. Let's summarize.

Hey can someone help me guess what bird this is? Don't guess though or I will ignore you! I ONLY WANT FACTS.

Yep, OP's comments are extremely annoying. Hey I need help, but DON'T BE WRONG.
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:47 AM
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You can listen to a few here and see if you can find a match. Browse by Bird Family (taxonomy) - Pigeons and Doves, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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Old 07-26-2014, 10:53 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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WHO?

Great Horned Owl, Sounds, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:55 PM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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I am in the San Fernando Valley. There is a certain bird I have been hearing very often, day and night. The best description I have of what it sounds like is woo-woo-hoo. It always makes the same three bursts and the first two are the same.

Please do not guess. I will ignore guesses at least. If you know what the bird is then I will listen to a sample of it to determine if it is the bird.
It's a dove. We got 'em all over. When things are quiet and peaceful you'll see them hunting for insects on your lawn. At the slightest disturbance they will all fly up into the trees.

Their cawing may vary at times but three in a row is a typical number. They'll repeat the call at intervals. It's probably the bird equivalent of, "Hey babe, got some honey for me?"

I don't give a dove's tail feather whether you ignore my post or not. Google doves and find your own song samples.

If you're so clever, you said they do it in the daytime too. (Doves do, often in morning hours.) Go take a picture and post that. Anybody can recognize a bird from its picture.

Woo, woo, hoo, kachoo!!!
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:36 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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Dove. Or possibly quail.
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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I would suggest this audio resource as well,
it has menu options organized so you can narrow down the type of song & figure out the bird:
Guide to North American BirdSongs

Here's the site's explanation for how to translate descriptive terms:
Guide to North American Bird Songs and Sounds: Explanations
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Old 02-25-2016, 06:05 PM
 
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Eurasian dove

Been hearing one in salinas valley for two years. Had to figure it out.

http://youtu.be/SJNIEtS9Gcs
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