Do these wild parrots sound like screaming babies?

Jul 25, 2013

Lots of people have seen — and heard — the wild parrots of Telegraph Hill. They have a distinct sound to them, with one native San Franciscan describing it as a thousand screaming babies. KALW's Leila Day tracked some down last spring. Take a listen:

This story is part of a KALW's Audiograph, a crowd-sourced collaborative radio project mapping the sonic signature of each of the Bay Area's nine counties. Find more on Audiograph here.