Date: 5/29/18 7:26 pm From: Stanley C Stahl <000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...> Subject: Whip-poor-wills: another Caprimulgid in trouble.
Many years ago, I would drive to the Muncy Hills in Columbia County on a dirt road to listen to the Whip-poor-wills. I would see their red eye shine in the headlights as they rested and looked for insects on the road. One evening I drove to the spot, and my heart sank. The road had been heavily oiled, and was a slippery, gooey mess. I never returned. I had gotten wonderful recordings of their songs,but I haven’t listened to them since.Stanley C. Stahl