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3 nighthawks rescued by Colorado Parks and Wildlife in 24 hours

Colorado Parks and Wildlife helped rescue three nighthawks in Colorado Springs over the last...
Colorado Parks and Wildlife helped rescue three nighthawks in Colorado Springs over the last twenty-four hours.(Colorado Parks and Wildlife)
Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 7:12 AM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Colorado Parks and Wildlife helped rescue three nighthawks in Colorado Springs over the last twenty-four hours.

Officers say they found two on the ground and another was hit by a car and pinned to the grill.

CPW says nighthawks are migrating to Brazil after breeding across North America from the Yukon to Panama and coast-to-coast. Nighthawks typically spend their days on the ground and fly around at night catching insects.

According to CPW, nighthawk numbers are down 61% in the last 50 years “as pesticides kill mosquitoes and other aerial insects and habitat loss including open rural woods and flat gravel rooftops in urban areas”.

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