I'm new to this site.
The reason I joined was because yesterday morning at 5 a.m. I heard a whip-poor-will through my open bedroom window, as clear as a bell. It was very near the house.
This is the first I have ever heard (but not yet seen) one.
I live in northern NY state, between the Adirondacks and the Tug Hill region, near the Black River, in the town of Greig. This is about half way between Watertown and Utica.
Has anyone else in this area heard or seen a whip-poor-will lately?