The unmistakable call of the Eastern Whippoorwill is a classic sound on moonlit summer nights. A favorite late summer ritual for many nature-lovers is watching for Common Nighthawks in the late afternoon and evening skies. Both birds are aerial insectivores - birds that catch insects on the fly. They are in a family called 'goatsuckers,' due to the erroneous belief that these large-mouthed birds would suck milk from goats. Learn about these birds' life histories, behavior, ecological niche, and population status, in addition to the best places and times to see them in the coming weeks.
Interested in learning more? This program is one part of a 7-session Birds of Summer Series. By registering for the series, you get access to all 7 sessions for the price of 6. You do not need to register for other sessions, or the full series, to enjoy this one.
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