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Eastern Whippoorwill
Antrostomus vociferus

Featured image credit: “Eastern Whip-poor-will” by Wildreturn is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Oh hello. Do you like to sleep? You do? Do you like to sleep past 5 AM? Perhaps a bit? Yes? Well HA HA HA HA HA HA. NOT ANY LONGER. It’s late March and I’ve come to YOUR town and set up perch on that nice wall next to your house, where I’m going to sing my broken record of an incessant “song” at the top of my lungs OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN and I will wake you up and I won’t stop don’t stop and I will drive you crazy, and I will return the next night and the next night and the next night until sometime in summer, and you are welcome.

Listen below

Recording from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website

I love the photo I came across below, because that is basically my experience every time there is a Whip-poor-will next to my house and I try to get a glimpse of it. They are REALLY hard to spot.

To hear songs, learn identification information, migratory patterns, and some fun facts, check out the Eastern Whippoorwill page offered by one of my favorite resources: the Cornell Lab of Ornithology »

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