Walkin' on the Wild Side

Goatsuckers Galore!

August 15, 2021 Marvin and Gabrielle Bouknight Season 1 Episode 6
Walkin' on the Wild Side
Goatsuckers Galore!
Show Notes

Nothing is more southern than the call of the whippoorwill and chuck will's widow.  Join Marvin and Gabrielle to learn about this amazing family of strange birds often called goatsuckers, but commonly known as whippoorwills, chuck will's widow, and common nighthawks.  They discuss the calls, behaviors and odd appearances of these nocturnal nightjars, and even discuss why they were once "harbingers of death"!

Here are some wonderful websites to learn more about these interesting birds:
https://www.almanac.com/when-whippoorwill-calls
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Whip-poor-will/id
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Chuck-wills-widow/id
https://www.audubon.org/birds-of-america/chuck-wills-widow
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Common_Nighthawk/id
https://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/bwdsite/learn/identification/goatsuckers/common-nighthawk.php

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