As Iím sure many have already pointed out privately, the flycatcher in the recording is a Western Wood-Pewee. There are, in fact, a great many recordings of
this species on Xeno Canto (etc.) that match the call you recorded. Besides voice, Western Wood-Pewees are best told from
Empidonax by structure -- very long primary projection, and thus wingtips closer to the tip of the tail (which is relatively shorter in wood-pewees than empids).
The other most dominant call in your recording is from an American Robin, a species which I note is not on your checklist.
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Subject: [CALBIRDS] ID help - Flycatcher
I recorded this flycatcher in San Diego County on July 15, 2017. The specific location was at the intersection of I-8 and 79, across from Park & Ride
Lot #29(32.8284, -116.6233).
It is the first call in the recording and it calls 3x. The chipping in the audio is not from the same bird. It sounds so familiar, but I have listened to calls on Xeno, Cornell, and iBird Pro and I just can't match the
call. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The description of the bird is with the recording in eBird at the following link:
I put it in asEmpidonax sp. for the moment, but Say's Phoebe and Western-wood Pewee are also in the eBird list for the area.