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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 12:16 PM

I has a Whippoorwill in my yard last night!

First one I have heard in decades (here in central Maine).

Very cool

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Reply I has a Whippoorwill in my yard last night! (Original post)
jpak Jun 2019 OP
Ilsa Jun 2019 #1
hlthe2b Jun 2019 #2
TuxedoKat Jun 2019 #3
jpak Jun 2019 #4

Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 12:26 PM

1. Is their song always fairly long,

without breaks? I assume your video was unaltered.

My husband does a lot if birding. I used to, but not so much since moving to GA a few tears ago. We did spot a lovely blue indigo last week!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 12:46 PM

2. I keep reading that Eastern Whippoorwills are not found west of Iowa, but DOW says they are in CO

I know I hear them and here is a documented sighting (being nocturnal that is fairly rare):

Eastern Whip-poor-will
Chico Basin Ranch, Pueblo Co.

I remember them vividly from youth so being a very early riser, I knew the sound. Of course, they are at risk from the red-tailed hawks, Great Horned Owls, and Falcons out here, but they persist, it seems.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 09:20 PM

3. Oh lucky you!!!

I live out in the country pretty much but never have heard them. I hear them when I go to Maryland sometimes.

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Response to TuxedoKat (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 10:12 AM

4. It's been here for weeks now

Hear it nearly every night.

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