Goatsuckers Galore – June 2012

Whip-poor-will

June 5, 2012: GOATSUCKERS GALORE – 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

We Spent an evening hiking in the Long Island Dwarf Pine Plains to search and listen for two of the three “goatsucker” species found on Long Island – Whip-poor-wills and Chuck-will’s-widows. We birded during daylight hours looking for resident breeding birds of the Plains, including Prairie Warblers, Brown Thrashers, Field and Chipping Sparrows, and Eastern Towhees. Then as night fell and we waited for the goatsuckers to begin calling their well-known songs, Alula staff provided a brief overview of the goatsucker family, a fascinating group of birds. 

 

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