[CT Birds] Nightbird Survey

kmueller at ntplx.net kmueller at ntplx.net
Mon Jun 24 11:45:21 EDT 2013

A few years back, we would hear at least 5 (or more) Whip-poor-wills  
calling out back behind my house in Killingworth on the private  
land/now water company land on any given summer night. In fact I had  
seen a few flying over our yard at dusk a few times, and my neighbor  
down the street would have a pair of them on their front porch railing  
and gravel driveway on many nights. I haven't heard a single  
Whip-poor-will in the last five years....or the many Great Horned,  
Barred and Screech Owls either. This is really sad.

K MUeller

Quoting Jack Swatt <jswattbirds at snet.net>:

> I just finished my second round of the Nightbird Survey for the DEEP  
> last night.  I was hoping the extra bright and close full moon would  
> change my luck and bring out more birds, but again, I only had 1  
> Whip-poor-will calling in the same spot as earlier this year.  I  
> used to have several survey points with multiple whips calling in  
> the Southington/Wolcott area, but the last few years the number of  
> encounters has dropped off significantly.  Not a good trend.
> From Jack Swatt:
> 6/24/13  Southington, Mount Vernon Rd. Power line cut south of Lake  
> Compounce - 1 WHIP-POOR-WILL
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