The Backyard Whip-poor-will Challenge is another way that the Land Between is collecting information on nightjars. This project is separate from the Nightjar Road surveys. If you have heard Eastern Whip-poor-wills from your property – or from somewhere else – we want to know about it! Please help out our conservation efforts by filling in a reporting form. You can access this online (link or complete below), or print out a PDF version to write on a hard copy: EWPW Field Reporting Form
Eastern Whip-poor-will populations have declined more than 75% in the last 20 years. These birds are a heritage species, loved and remembered by Elders, homesteaders, and dreamers. They have an unmistakable and heart-warming call. Whip-poor-wills are are part of the Nightjar family, also known as Goatsuckers; these aerial insectivores consume large amounts of flying insects, including thousands of mosquitoes! They are also one of the only birds that has whiskers! Whip-poor-wills are most active at dusk and during the full moons in early June to July.
These resources were researched, prepared and/or edited by Emma Halupka, Conservation Technician
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