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Bird Sounds Library

The SDFO Bird Sounds Library contains bird songs and calls recorded locally here in San Diego County. The purpose of the library is to provide access to examples of local song dialects. Each recording is briefly described by the contributing sound recordist.

Click on the play button in front of the bird name to listen to the recording.

All recordings were made in San Diego County at the location listed.

Emberizidae – Sparrows and Relatives

Black-chinned Sparrow Spizella atrogularis cana – Pacific Crest Trail, Kitchen Creek Road, 29 March 2014. © Bruce Rideout.

Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata – Borrego Sink, 24 March 2013. © Bruce Rideout.
This species can sound very similar to the Bewick’s Wren found at the same location.

Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata – Borrego Sink, 23 March 2013. © Bruce Rideout.
This is a song segment from a second individual.

Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus strigatus – Mission Trails Regional Park, 18 May 2014. © Bruce Rideout.