3 nighthawks rescued by Colorado Parks and Wildlife in 24 hours
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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