|from a painting by Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Wikimeda Commons|
It's almost time for the autumn migration of Common Nighthawks.
We'll be seeing them moving south in the evenings in late August and into September. Occasionally they continue movements into the daytime hours as well.
Here are some resources about this iconic, but declining species:
Life history and ecology:
From ABC: https://abcbirds.org/bird/common-nighthawk/
From Cornell Lab: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Common_Nighthawk/lifehistory
From BirdWatchingDaily: https://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/featured-stories/species-profile-nighthawk/
About declines in Canada: http://www.bsc-eoc.org/organization/images/news/AIWorkshopreport2012.pdf
About their population decline, from ABA and eBird: http://ebird.org/content/pa/news/decline-of-the-bullbat-aba-bird-of-the-year/