Documentation of Mexican Whip-poor-will

Observer Information

Reporter:  Brandon K. Percival  835 S. Harmony Dr.,   PUEBLO WEST, CO  81007-2632
Other Observers:  heard with Kara Carragher and Lisa Edwards on May 12 and Lisa Edwards again on May 22

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Mexican Whip-poor-will
First Date/Time:  5/12/2020 9:00:00 PM
Last Date/Time:  5/22/2020 9:00:00 PM
Duration (total time in view):  heard calling a few times both nights
County:  Fremont
Specific Location:  Oak Creek Grade
Number:  1
Age:  Adult
Sex:  Male
Plumage:  Breeding


Oak forest

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  Ears only, bird heard only
Distance:  40 meters
Light:  dark

Description of the Bird

Recordings good for Mexican Whip-poor-will and not Eastern Whip-poor-will.

Listen to the recordings here:

 ML237947411 Mexican Whip-poor-will Macaulay Library

Similar Species Discussion

Eastern Whip-poor-will different sounding than Mexican Whip-poor-will

Resources Used


Previous Experience

Heard Mexican Whip-poor-will more than Eastern, in AZ, and one other one in Pagosa Springs, CO.


Notes made AFTER observation

Materials Available

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Date Documentation Submitted

2/16/2022 10:34:00 PM

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