Bird Sounds: Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey Calls

April 29, 2016
Wild Turkey

Here you can identify the sounds and calls of the Wild Turkey. Compliments of The Macaulay Library at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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Wild Turkey

I see a group of 22 and another group of 15 almost every morning in Acton, MA. In the afternoon, they come back to feed and they are usually the toms first then the ladies about a half hour later. I listen to them and alert them when something that could harm them comes near.. It's funny to see them all looking at me, waiting to hear the all clear call, then they go back to eating..I can't wait for them to bring the young ones around this year.. One year we saw 40 babies in their annual "parade". They roosted in the area all winter long this year!


We see a lot of wild turkeys in our county in south Georgia. Also, I have two Blue Slate turkeys. The tom is one mean bird. Don’t turn your back on him and always carry a big stick!

I think I'm on Benjamin

I think I'm on Benjamin Franklin's side on this one, I love the wild turkey! However I saw how dim they can can be the other day. For 15 minutes one could not figure out how to go around a chicken wire fence, very entertaining.

I am trying to figure out

I am trying to figure out what sound this is. Kinda sounds like a high pitched yoodle is always at dusk and in late summer

I see a lot of turkey in my

I see a lot of turkey in my area in the Fall and Spring. I see turkey in the morning sometimes when I eat breakfast.

We got few who trot thru our

We got few who trot thru our land in central okie land. I love to hear them calling..................

my small children once were

my small children once were chased by an angry turkey in SW Virginia, it chased them right to the front door, coming up on the porch! Will never forget that as long as I live! He waited for quite some time on the front lawn before venturing back into the woods.

As I was having my coffee

As I was having my coffee this morning, I watched as about 10-15 wild turkeys crossed the property in rural Dobson, North Carolina this morning.

I bet that was a rather

I bet that was a rather comforting sight, wasn't it. Especially if they were noisy. I love the sound of wild turkeys. We get them here in rural Wyoming.