none; Dan Loiz
Species, Date, Time and Location Information
Duration (total time in view):
Backyard 616 South Shields St. Fort Collins, CO
grass lawn in densely vegetated backyard
Dusk. motion sensor light was tripped and bird was spotted
Description of the Bird
Typical size and plumage. White tail corners were obvious. Moth-like flight.
Behaviors: Bird was sitting in the middle of the backyard lawn singing just after 8pm, Monday April 24th, 2011
on Shields St. near CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO
Then flew off in the direction of campus after circling over next door neighbor's backyard a few times. This backyard is well equipped to attract songbirds and woodpeckers - boxes, feeders, birdbath, suet, dense vegetation. But I've never seen or heard a poorwill in such an urban setting, or this early in the season.
Call: song - "poorwill" repeated loudly 5 times.
Similar Species Discussion
song, white tail corners, moth-like flight, size, shape
Identification of song and personal sighting
I have seen many poorwill, whip-poor-will and common nighthawk
Notes made AFTER observation
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Date Documentation Submitted
4/25/2011 8:55:00 PM