• Night-calling bird?

    Question

    I need a naturalist's help. Last night after 10 PM, I heard a repeated sound that I believe was a night calling bird. I checked my bird book, but the sound did not meet the descriptions of any owls or nightjars. The call was almost the opposite of a screech owl. Although it was in the same range, it rose in pitch and had no trill. It repeated over and over for at least a half hour. I heard Barred owls in the background, but this sound was not nearly so deep.

    Naturalist's Response

    Apologies that we never got back to you about this question. If you hear it again, please try to take a recording with your phone and email it to info@geaugaparkdistrict.org with your question. We’d be happy to try to ID it with a recording!

    Happy Spring.