Eastern Wood Warbler Voices
compiled by J.Scheib 2003
Courtesy of Iowa City Bird Club
www.icbirds.org

Species name
Voice Band code
Prothonotary TWEET, TWEET, TWEET, TWEET
(emphatic - on one pitch)
prow
Blue-Winged BEEEE-BZZZZ (inhale - exhale) bwwa
Golden-Winged BEE-BZ-BZ-BZ gwwa
Tennessee TIZIP-TIZIP-TIZIP-TIZIP-ZITZITZITZITZIZIZIZI tewa
Orange-Crowned A weak, colorless trill. ocwa
Nashville SEEBIT,SEEBIT,SEEBIT,SEEBIT,TITITITI nawa
Northern Parula ZEEEEEEEE-UP (up scale - snaps over top) nopa
Black & White WEESEE WEESEE WEESEE WEESEE baww
Black-throated Blue ZUR, ZUR, ZUR, ZREEEE (I AM LA-ZY) btbw
Cerulean ZRAY ZRAY ZRAY ZRAY ZREEEE cerw
Blackburnian ZIP ZIP ZIP ZIP TITI TSEEEE blbw
Chestnut-sided "PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE TA MEECHA" cswa
Cape May SEET SEET SEET SEET cmwa
Magnolia WEETA WEETA WEETEE or
WEETA WEETA WEETO
mawa
Yellow-rumped A junco-like trill yrwa
Black-throated Green ZOO ZEE ZOO ZOO ZEE or
ZEE ZEE ZEE ZEE ZOO ZEE
btnw
Yellow-throated TEEW-EW, TEW, TEW, TEW, TEW, TEW WI ytwa
Prairie ZEE ZEE ZEE ZEE ZEE (up scale-distinct) prwa
Bay-breasted TEESI TEESI TEESI bbwa
Blackpoll ZI-ZI-ZI-ZI-ZI-ZI-ZI-ZI (loud in middle) blpw
Pine Chipping Sparrow-like piwa
Palm THI THI THI THI THI THI pawa
Yellow TSEE-TSEE-TSEE-TSEE-TI-TI-WEE yewa
Mourning CHIRRY CHIRRY, CHORRY CHORRY mowa
Connecticut BEECHER, BEECHER, BEECHER, BEECHER
(on same level)
conw
Kentucky TORY-TORY-TORY-TORY or
CHURRY-CHURRY-CHURRY-CHURRY
kewa
Canada Hard to describe; ends frequently
with emphatic WIP
cawa
Wilson's CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHET CHET wiwa
Hooded WEETA WEE-TEE-O howa
Worm-eating Insect-like buzz;
Thin buzz like Chipping Sparrow
wewa
Ovenbird teacher,TEACHER,TEACHER (louder & louder) oven
La. Waterthrush 3 clear, slurred whitstles
followed by twittering notes.
lowa
No. Waterthrush TWIT TWIT TWIT TWEE TWEE TWEE-
CHEW CHEW CHEW
nowa
Common Yellowthroat WITCHITY-WITCHITY-WITCHITY-WITCH coye
Yellow-breasted Chat Variable whistles, harsh notes,
CAW, WHOIT & KOOK notes.
ybch
American Redstart 1 - TSEE TSEE TSEE TSEE TSEET or
2 - TSEE TSEE TSEE TSEE TSEE-O or
3 - TEETSA TEETSA TEETSA TEET
amre