Practice birding by ear!
Listen to some common Debs Park bird calls and songs! Do any sound familiar? Learning common bird sounds is a great way to develop your identification skills. All recordings were captured in Debs Park by California Climate Action Fellow, Ana Moreland.
Mourning doves are often confused for owls because of their gentle hooting song. Outside of the breeding season, they can be heard most easily as they take off and land. The mourning dove’s wings will make a signature whistling sound that many mistake for a call.