West Mountain Nightjars

Leader or Speaker: 
Location of Event: 
Glens Falls, NY
June 2, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Saturday, JUNE 2, WEST MOUNTAIN NIGHTJARS (Warren County; evening)

Coordinator: TBA

For the last two years, Chuck-will’s-widows have been observed near the West Mountain Ski Area near West Glens Falls. This species may be slowly expanding its range into the Northeastern part of the country, with additional reports in the Great Lakes, Southern New England, and even Ontario Province over the last ten years. The birds begin calling and foraging as darkness falls, and can even be seen perching and flying, albeit in poorly lit conditions. Other nightjar-family members, Eastern Whip-poor-will and Common Nighthawk, have been observed here concurrently with the Chuck-will’s-widow. If they are detected again this coming May, we will organize an evening meet-up at the observation location, if feasible. The location, date, and time will be announced on the club website, and on the HMBirds yahoo group as well. Stay tuned!