InÂ September, 1851, Henry David Thoreau wrote these words: â€œThe Whip-poor-wills now begin to sing in earnest about half an hour before sunrise, as if making haste to improve the short time that is left them. As far as my observation goes, they sing for several hours in the early part of the night . . . then sing again just before sunrise. It is a bird not only of the woods, but of the night side of the woods.â€
Learn more about this bird of the nightÂ atÂ Cornellâ€™s All Birds.