Woob Woob Woob Woob Woob

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Woob Woob Woob Woob Woob

Post by leiavoia » September 26th, 2018, 10:24 am

In certain dark forested areas, i hear a low "Woob WOOB Woob woob woob" sound from up in the trees. It's always 5 "woobs" and repeats every minute or two. It can be likened to the sound you hear when you blow over the mouth of a large jug. I can never tell where it comes from and cannot sight any bird.

Anyone know what this is?

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Re: Woob Woob Woob Woob Woob

Post by adamschneider » September 26th, 2018, 10:45 am

It's a grouse. Those sounds carry a looooong way.



I never noticed that it was usually (or always) five "woobs"!

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Post by leiavoia » September 26th, 2018, 10:51 am

great! thanks. I've heard but not known for years.

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Re: Woob Woob Woob Woob Woob

Post by aiwetir » September 26th, 2018, 1:56 pm

You would usually hear them in the spring and maybe early summer, not usually this time of year unless one of them is feeling particularly amorous for some reason.
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Re: Woob Woob Woob Woob Woob

Post by Chip Down » September 26th, 2018, 6:34 pm

Aha!
I'm sure I've seen this discussed before, but the video settles it: Yep, been hearing that for years, and figured it was grouses. Grouci? Whatever.

I'll have to start listening for the series of 5 though, I hadn't noticed that.

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Re: Woob Woob Woob Woob Woob

Post by adamschneider » September 27th, 2018, 12:23 am

Chip Down wrote:
September 26th, 2018, 6:34 pm
...figured it was grouses. Grouci? Whatever.
Grice.

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