Unknown bird calls at night

General birdwatching discussion, help with bird identification, and all other things relating to wild birds and birding in NZ that don't fit in one of the other forums.
The Sparky
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:10 pm

Unknown bird calls at night

Postby The Sparky » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:26 pm

Hello all (forum newbie, 40 yr old electrician)

Got a high pitched chip-chip-chip-chip call coming from high up in the night sky, most nights here in the Warkworth area.
It's not a spurwing plover, it's a lot softer than that.

They seem to call to each other, answering from several directions.

Any idea what bird this is?
User avatar
Liam Ballard
Posts: 220
Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:51 pm
Location: Glen Massey, Waikato
Contact:

Re: Unknown bird calls at night

Postby Liam Ballard » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:08 am

Maybe look at Cook's Petrel calls? I'd think they'd probably fly over you to roost if you are in Warkworth. NZ Birds Online has some.
Liam Ballard
The Sparky
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:10 pm

Re: Unknown bird calls at night

Postby The Sparky » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:01 pm

Yes, I believe you're correct.
julia
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:25 pm

Re: Unknown bird calls at night

Postby julia » Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:39 pm

Here are a couple of links to videos i took.... is this your bird? (please have Volume turned up). https://youtu.be/69LRcs9Daq0 and https://youtu.be/Sn_Z3NqvT4c

there was an earlier thread on this sound... viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3104

i have puzzled over it for several years. thanks to this forum my curiosity is now satisfied!
Patrick Crowe
Posts: 34
Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:15 pm

Re: Unknown bird calls at night

Postby Patrick Crowe » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:24 pm

Yes I remember the old post from Julia. Cook's Petrels are known to fly over this area at night time particularly during this time of year as they are just at the start of their breeding season. These will be birds breeding on Little and Great Barrier Island

Return to “General Birding Discussion”