Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)

Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)

Columbus Audubon thanks Laura Dornan and the Canton Audubon Society for their kind permission to republish this article. Chordeiles, from the Greek word Chorde, meaning a stringed musical instrument, and deile, meaning afternoon or evening, describes this member of the Nightjar family, flying overhead in the evening, hunting insects drawn to street lights. Except it…