Sounds like it's saying hello

by Terri
(Kent, Washington, USA)

I live near Seattle. There is a small wooded area behind our house, and every morning this summer we hear what sounds like a monotone and rather nasal "hello." We don't hear it later in the day. Any thoughts as to what kind of bird this might be?

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Dec 07, 2017
Hello NEW
by: Brian

I'm pretty convinced by the locals here that it's a crow. They are quite smart birds.

Dec 06, 2017
I heard Hell NEW
by: Artists by the bay

I live on the Central Coast in California. First time I have heard this "Hel-O, Hel-O." this week. I knew it was a bird but could not spot it.
Freaked me out.....

Oct 30, 2017
Crow? NEW
by: Anonymous

Haven't heard the bird for 2-3 months...

Oct 29, 2017
Crows saying hello
by: Anonymous

It is definitely a crow. A family of crows live very close to my house and they often visit, looking for treats. Occasionally one sits in a tree across from my porch and starts with the "halloo" call, whatever it means I don't know, and when I emulate the call to the best of my ability, the crow looks at me as if it were confused.

Jul 14, 2017
Hello bird
by: Brian

Hey Terri I live in Kent also! Sitting here in my back yard listening to hey bird saying hello. Did anybody figure this out?

Apr 11, 2017
sure sounds like hello
by: Anonymous

I live on PEI, and was just out for a walk around the yard. Heard hello? hello? hello?. Thought first it was a person. We do have crows in the area, but I didn't see a bird o identify the source of the call.

Apr 11, 2017
Ca
by: Anonymous

I hear one every morning like clock work, first thought it was a cat saying meow, but sounds like hello. It is loud, keep thinking I'm going to see Kevin from the movie Up when I look out my window. Haven't been able to spot it yet.

Aug 16, 2016
Hello bird
by: Pepper

I'm really thinking its a crow!

Aug 16, 2016
Hello bird
by: Pepper

I live at the lake in Georgia and I'm hearing it right now very close! And it's driving the crows crazy!

Jul 12, 2016
Bird saying hello
by: Anonymous

I live in the north Georgia mountains and frequently hear a bird say "hello". Any idea what it is? (It's doing it now. )

Jun 19, 2016
Hello, Hello
by: Anonymous

Every morning I hear a bird saying, "hello." I live in Georgia. Am trying to see what the bird looks like. Very wooded area.

Aug 08, 2015
PEI
by: Anonymous

Also live in PEI, heard "hello!, hello!" Today, very curious

Sep 19, 2014
Hello bird
by: Anonymous

I am in Colorado near Morrison and I am listening to the hello bird right now. It always says hello, hello. I have been hearing it for 3 years now. I finally decided it was a crow that someone raised and taught to say hello. But now that I read all these other comments I'm back to being stumped. Does anyone know what this bird is?

May 23, 2014
Cowbirds
by: Susan

I live in British Columbia and sometimes in the early morning we are treated to a bird that talks, meows like a cat, and barks like a dog!
We believe it is a cowbird.

May 22, 2014
Bird sounds like hello
by: Anonymous

We are in cape breton and early morning in the wooded area we heard a call 'hello'. At first I thought it was a person, but pretty sure it was a bird. It moved around and the sound was very monotone.
Can't find any info on it. Unfortunately we didn't see it, so I can't describe it.
Any ideas?

Sep 09, 2013
Bird saying hello
by: Anonymous

We live in avondale p.e.I. We heard the bird and would like to know what it is too

Aug 26, 2013
Hello
by: Anonymous

I have the same bird call here in Chipman, NB. Would love to know what kind of bird it is.

Aug 24, 2013
hello
by: alana

i live in cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada and i hear the same bird everyday. he's outside now matter of fact. i would love to know what bird it is. but unfortunately i do not know

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