• Douglas
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      Chirps: 2
      First, I really enjoyed this particular lesson! We live in a magnificent world of nature; so sad how we are rapidly destroying the habitat that supports all of these beautiful creatures. My biggest surprise was the White-tailed Deer! Douglas (Laureles, Medellín, Colombia)
    • Jeff
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      Chirps: 4
      Yikes, that bobcat sound would freak me out if I heard it. Speaking of being freaked out, I was camping a few months back and heard some shriek at night - now I know it was most likely a Barn Owl.
    • Jennifer
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      Chirps: 7
      The first time I heard barred owls caterwauling I thought they sounded like monkeys,not likely in Canada😁.   We have Saw whet owls calling in the spring and Great greys here every other winter.     I have never heard a sound like that that come from a deer, so that one surprised me.
    • Jane
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      Chirps: 1
      I didn't know that white tailed deer make that kind of sound. We have living in our bush two or three kinds of owls that I've heard on the recordings and also heard them live in the bush - barred owl (both single and duet) and Eastern screech owl.
    • Johanna
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      Chirps: 7
      OH MY GOSH!! I could guess the sounds that were probably owls and most of the animals but the bobcat freaked me out a bit and impressed me. I didn't know they could sound so scary. The Short Eared Owl threw me off as it sounds so much like a cat like animal and the Spotted Owl I mistook for a dog. I have never heard a bush baby in my life so I thought it was a crow. What a fascinating sound for a primate!! As for the gray fox I have heard a red fox before so I know they sound eerie and tend to scream. A red fox screamed for days at 6 in the morning around my neighborhood, likely a vixen in heat. But like I said before I have seen but never heard a gray fox before so hearing it gave me the chills. It was like a siren mixed with an echoing scream!! I didn't know such a sound could come out of an animal however I should know better after already hearing so many strange sounds in the animal kingdom haha!
    • Marianna
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      Chirps: 3
      The gray fox sounds like an ambulance being tortured. I've seen them, but never heard anything like that!
    • Kathleen
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      Chirps: 74
      I was most surprised by the sound of the white tailed deer and the raccoon. The shrill sound of the Sooty Owl was also a surprise  with its high pitched shrill. I was able to identify the Saw Whet, the Barn Owl, the Barred Owl, thanks to previous sound recordings and the Mourning Dove, which I have heard many times at my feeder station. I was able to recognize that some sounds were not owls, like the bobcat and the whipporwill. I have never heard an owl at night. I spotted a Great Horned Owl on a dead tree on a rare snowy night in Sugar Land TX and the sound of a prey animal avoiding capture with leaves rustling and escape of the almost prey animal into  my flower bed.  I saw the Great Horned Owl in pursuit that night only because of the rustling leaves and the light from a flood light from my neighbors front yard. The almost prey animal was a neighborhood cat.
    • Annabeth
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      Chirps: 107
      I have heard a Great Horned owl when I got up one night it sounded like a duetting pair .
    • David Ricardo
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      Chirps: 16
      All the sounds were amazing. I really liked the vocalization of Northern Saw-whet Owl, Spotted Owl, Southern Boobook and Eastern Screech-Owl I have also had the opportunity to listen to other owls like Band-bellied Owl https://www.xeno-canto.org/3919181 Pulsatrix melanota. David Rodríguez. Santa María
    • Alex
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      Chirps: 3
      I've only heard two owls: the Great Horned Owl (a couple of times, I could even see his silhouette in the top of a pine tree in Georgia!) and the Barred Owl. The first time I heard a Barred Owl, I had NO IDEA what it was--it's such an unusual sound! It took me a while to track down the type of owl--but once you hear it, you never forget it. Sometimes, when they are further away and it's more muffled, it sounds sort of like a dog barking in the distance. I was most surprised by the grey fox and deer sounds--never really knew they made any sounds, the fox was definitely a surprise--so eerie! I still can't believe how much the Northern Saw-whet owl sounds like a truck backing up! :D I also like "horse whinnying" sound the Eastern Screech-Owl makes.
    • Peggy
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      Chirps: 6
      The white-tailed deer was the biggest surprise for me.  The bobcat I recognized probably because I heard one when I was in high school.  We lived on the edge of a small town in a wooded area.  It was at night; my cousin and I stayed up late talking in our backyard.  We heard the scream, realized what it was and went in the house.
    • Steven
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      Chirps: 2
      Each sound is remarkable in its own way. The most surprising for me were the bobcat and fox. And the barred owl really puts a smile on my face!
    • Kennedy
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      Chirps: 4
      The Bushbaby, White-Tailed Deer, and Sooty owl suprised me! Both the Bushbaby and White-Tailed Deer sounded more like birds than anything. And with the Sooty owl's call, I thought it might've been an insect!
    • Esteban
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      Chirps: 164
      The white tailed deer surprised me! The fox sound for me sounded like an ambulance. I did not even knew what was a bushbaby! I have heard an owl sound before at about 3:00 p.m. apart fro  that no other sound.
    • Samantha
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      Chirps: 4
      The bobcat sound was spooky .  I haven’t heard any other owls yet.
    • Link
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      Chirps: 14
      Sooty owl sure surprised me! When I heard it I said, "There's no way that's an owl". Then, lo and behold, it turned out to be the sooty owl! Owls can make sounds than I ever expected.
    • Helen
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      Chirps: 1
      The bobcat and the fox sounds were surprising and eerie!
    • Kimberly
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      Chirps: 9
      The fox made a pretty haunting sound.  I have heard burrowing owls at night.  They do the "predator" sound if you walk too close to them when they have a nest but they make other sounds too. They have elaborate mating songs in the spring at night.
    • alice
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      Chirps: 14
      When i was young at a sleep away camp i used to hear the magical sounds of owls in the woods - so exciting - you can imagine my disappointment some years later when i discovered they were nothing but mourning doves.  DUPED!   Listening to these sounds - i am convinced I have never EVER heard an owl ever - but i am happy to know some of the noises that i have heard and had no idea what they were are some common back-yard critters in the area i live -always wondered what those noises were.  The variety of owl noises is amazing.  I am hoping one day to hear one..maybe if i listen more..
    • Cathy
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      Chirps: 45
      Mostly, the animal sounds surprised me.  I did not even know that deer made such noises, nor the fox.  The racoon sound was new to me as well. The bobcat sound was very scary.  I'm glad to hear it, though, so I won't be nearly as freaked out if I hear it in real life. The saw whet owl sound, like a truck backing up, is very interesting.  (I heard that earlier in the course, but wanted to note it as I find it amazing.)   The eastern screech owl, like a whinnying horse, is very interesting too. I believe I've heard the barred owls, great horned owls and a couple of others. I've seen, and I believe I heard, a barn owl before.  There seems to be a mated couple of barred owls in the trees near my apartment.  They sometimes call to each other quite loudly.  It's very cool to hear.  Even more the amazing because I live in a small city (part of a larger metro area).  But my complex has a descent # of trees, and backs to a big park.
    • John
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      Chirps: 3
      I love the sound of the Barred owls talking to each other.
    • John
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      Chirps: 3
      I did not know the sound of the deer.
    • Ashlyn
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      Chirps: 5
      I was most surprised by the bobcat scream.  Wow!  That was definitely creepy!  As far as the owls were concerned, the ones that gave whistling calls fooled me every time.  It's so incredible to see such diversity among owl vocalizations.  What a creative Designer they had!   I have heard Great Horned Owls and Barred Owls at night, but none of the others.
    • Jean
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      Chirps: 2
      I've heard something that sounds like a turkey at night. Probably was.
    • Donna
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      Chirps: 2
      Many animals make interesting bird-like sounds. I'd have to listen to this over and over again.