Why are whipper wills so loud at night?Why do they perch on the porch to scream all night? They keep us awake.

Is there such a thing that would discourage them from coming so close to the house? We have a surrounding forest and lots of open fields they could use rather than our home. We enjoy hearing them but would rather hear them from afar.

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    One Response to “Why are whipper wills so loud at night?Why do they perch on the porch to scream all night? They keep us awake.”

    1. diplocase Says:

      Whipporwills are night birds (nocturnal). You never see them in the daytime. They eat insects, and are probably hanging out on your porch because insects are attracted to your porch light. Try turning off the porch light or re-site it farther from the house, to remove this food source, and the birds should set up camp somewhere else!

      By the way, most on-line info about whipporwills is about people who want to know how to attract them! Apparently this is a sound people remember from their country childhoods. So you’re blessed! Good luck with your feathery neighbors!