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night bird sound?

Posted by cofeidi MN (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 10, 09 at 20:23

I was camping this weekend in Southeastern MN (Lansboro) and kept awake by a strange bird sound. I assume it was a bird because I could tell it was up in the tree and seemed to be moving from tree to tree. The sound would be far and then near. I think there were at least two birds.

The sound was not at all pleasant and not rythmic. It started high and got higher and then ended. I would describe it as a screech, but I listened to the sound of a screech owl and that wasn't even close. This was far more annoying. The sound went on and on through the night (until a storm hit). Can anyone give me any clues as to what kind of bird it is?


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Whippoorwill?

Here is a link that might be useful: sound of a whippoorwill


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whippoorwill

don't forget to turn up your speakers the sound is on the page


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I listened to the whippoorwill and that is far too pleasant in comparison to the one I heard that night. This bird was more like a shreak ( I checked shreak owl). It made a continuous (shreak) sound for 2 or 3 seconds. and then repeated with no rythm. It went on for a couple of hours.


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It's a Turkey Vulture. There are always more than one in the same area. I have seen up to 46 at once. They do sound creepy at night. I am still not used to it.


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Turkey vultures don't screech.


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If you were anywhere near water/marsh/bog, etc. it may be water birds such as limpkins, etc.


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