Wildlife
1:20 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Whip-Poor-Wills On The Decline, West Virginia DNR Asks For Help

Whipporwhill
Credit Terry Sohl

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is looking for whip-poor-wills.

DNR officials are worried that the bird is declining in population and so they are reaching out to the public to get a better sense of Whip-poor-will presence throughout West Virginia.

The bird's really hard to spot since its grey, black and brown coloring act as a camouflage. But the call is unmistakable.

If you see or hear whip-poor-wills in West Virginia between the dates of May 10 and July 31, 2014, please email DNR Wildlife Resources Section biologist Rich Bailey at richard.s.bailey@wv.gov.

“Include the date and location, being very specific; where you saw or heard the bird; your name and phone number; and whether you saw or heard the bird,” said Curtis Taylor, chief of the DNR Wildlife Resources Section.