Sixth Annual Long Island Natural History Conference

2018


 

 

 

 


SIXTH ANNUAL LONG ISLAND NATURAL HISTORY CONFERENCE


Long Island’s Goatsuckers:
     Whip-poor-will, Chuck-will’s-widow, Common Nighthawk

John Turner, Seatuck Environmental Association
E-mail: redknot@optonline.net


The three "goatsucker" species found on Long Island - the Whip-poor-will, Chuck-will's-widow, and Common Nighthawk - comprise one of the more interesting groups of native birds. This program will explore basic aspects of their biology and ecology, and detail efforts to better understand their overall population numbers here, including the "Frank Melville Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch". You'll also learn the folklore behind why they're called goatsuckers.  

John Turner is a Long Island naturalist, conservationist, writer, and a founding member of the Long Island Nature Organization and Long Island Pine Barrens Society. He currently serves as a Conservation Policy Advocate for the Seatuck Environmental Asscoiation and Conservation Chair of the Four Harbors Audubon Society.