Birding by Ear - Warbler Cheep Sheet

Flat Pitch songs and Monotone trills

Early Spring
slow - Palm Warbler -  loose, slow, buzzy trill

medium - Pine Warbler - medium pace, trill, medium length (a short human breath)

fast- Chipping Sparrow - long, fast, flat mechanical trill, like an insect

Squeeky wheels
Black-and-White Warbler - squeaky wheel turning slowly

Bay-breasted Warbler - 3-4 “pee-zee, pee-zee, pee-zee” notes
Blackpoll Warbler - crescendos in the middle

Ovenbird - persistent “teacher-teacher-teacher-teacher”

tow part trills

Yellow-rumped warbler - two part buzz second part can be higher or lower than first
Nashville Warbler - two part trill second part lower

Risers - ascending songs
Blackburnian Warbler - rising up, up and off the human hearing scale
American Redstart - running up and tailing off at the end with a downward hook “c-c-c-c-c-c-O”
Northern Parula - running up like an electric spark, gaining speed
Black-throated Blue - buzzy rising breathes “zeer-zeer-zeer-Zee” or “zoo-zoo-zee”
Prairie Warbler - even, rising stair steps “Zee-Zee-Zee-Zee-Zee”

Segmented phrases
Tennessee Warbler - “Tena-tena-tena-e - e - e - e-c-c-c-c-c”
Blue-winged Warbler - “beee-buzzz” inhale-exhale
Golden-winged Warbler - “bee-buzz-buzz-buzz”
Black-throated Green Warbler - “trees-trees-murmuring-trees” or “Z-Z-Z-zoo-Z”
Magnolia Warbler - “weta-weta-wee-te-o”
Northern Waterthrush - “cheet-cheet-cheet-we-we-tu-tu-tu-tu”
Chestnut-sided Warbler - “please-please-please please-to-meet-chew”
Common Yellowthroat “witchety-witchety-witchety”
Yellow Warbler - “sweet-sweet-sweet-I’m-so-sweet”

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