WTIP Staff
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Tracking Whip-poor-wills

The eastern whip-poor-will’s population has declined nearly 70% in recent decades according to Aaron Skinner who led a study conducted by Ohio State University that used GPS tags attached to the birds to follow their migration from their breeding grounds in the Midwest to their wintering area in Mexico and Central America.

WTIP’s CJ Heithoff spoke with Skinner about what his team has learned of these nocturnal birds.

Their study was published in the journal Diversity and Distributions.