Nightjars are naturally hard to see as they’re nocturnal, but you definitely hear them and if you use their sound you can often locate them with a flashlight.

As Cristalilno Jungle Lodge has many buildings spread out, the many species of nightjars have excellent locations too roost during daytime, so take a close look when you walk by, as you will most likely see at least one of the species, as I did here.

Thanks to Valéry Schollaert for ID assistance.

It sounds like this:

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/250 s

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