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Identify a Nightbird ?

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Old Saturday 4th May 2019, 04:33   #1
Brian Albin
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Identify a Nightbird ?

How do I identify a nightbird?
If it were daylight, I would walk toward the sound until I saw the bird. That won't work in the dark.

We have one here in the fir forest at 1000 ft altitude in the southern end of the Willamette valley, I would like to identify. It says pop - pop- pop continuously from nightfall until shortly before dawn in the spring of the year. A monotonous steady almost non stop calling. Apparently demonstrating stamina.
I think the bird must be smaller bodied than a blue jay or it would be known.

Any thoughts?
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Old Saturday 4th May 2019, 13:16   #2
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Possibly a Saw-whet owl? If not you can download an app called easy voice(I'm sure there are others) on you phone and record the sound. Then post here for I.D.
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/...t_Owl/overview
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Old Sunday 5th May 2019, 04:20   #3
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I called up a youtube audio of the Saw-Whet owl. It played some other sounds I have not heard, but the monotonous pop- pop- pop is it.

I thank you, Oldnintheway for the identification.

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