Photo by Melody

Whip-poor-will (Antrostomus vociferus)

Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Caprimulgidae
Genus: Antrostomus
Species: vociferus


1 positive
No neutrals
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This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Tuscumbia, Alabama
Colbert, Georgia
Baylis, Illinois
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Traverse City, Michigan
Cole Camp, Missouri
Walkerton, Virginia

Member Notes:

Positive audsrz On Jan 5, 2011, audsrz from Traverse City, MI
(Zone 5a) wrote:

I have never seen this bird, but I know it's song well. From early childhood I could remember going to bed with the windows open on a warm summer day and hearing the whip poor will singing. I find the song comforting now that I am grown with a home of my own.

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