Is Anybody Out There Listening?

Published in 1976

A certain eeriness pervades the calm of the night, brought on partly by the glowing full moon. All is quiet as you stand alone on the road transversing the deep forest. Suddenly you start as an ear-piercing scream is emitted directly above you. A banshee?? A cry of death?? The answer soon comes in the form of paired, rhythmic hoots. Soon three more Barred Owls join in the chorus, and you are enveloped in a cacophony of sounds of every description: Hoots, screams, barks, cackles and yelps. Such can be the experience we know as owling.

Author: Greg D. Jackson
Volume Number: 24 Year Published: 1976
Issue Number: 1-2
Page Number: 15

Link to article: 24 No. 1, 2_1976_p15-16.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: 24 No. 1, 2_1976.pdf