|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v.) To utter a harsh, shrill cry; to make a sharp outcry, as in terror or acute pain; to scream; to shriek.
2. (n.) A harsh, shrill cry, as of one in acute pain or in fright; a shriek; a scream.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Screech (4 Occurrences)
Leviticus 11:16 the horned owl, the screech owl, and the gull, any kind of hawk, (WEB NIV)
Deuteronomy 14:15 and the ostrich, and the owl, and the seagull, and the hawk after its kind, (See NIV)
Isaiah 34:11 But the birds of the waste land will have their place there; it will be a heritage for the bittern and the raven: and it will be measured out with line and weight as a waste land. (See NIV)
Zephaniah 2:14 Herds will lie down in the midst of her, all the animals of the nations. Both the pelican and the porcupine will lodge in its capitals. Their calls will echo through the windows. Desolation will be in the thresholds, for he has laid bare the cedar beams. (See NIV)