Veery – 5/15/15

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/15/15

Observation Time: 10:35 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Common Name: Veery

Scientific Name: Catharus fuscescens

Comments: A veery is a woodland thrush with an ethereal call, which if played back in slow motion reveals that the bird is actually mingling two calls simultaneously, like a violin player bowing two strings at once. I think of the veery’s two strands of downward-cascading sound as a double-helix. Hear it at:

More Information: All About Birds