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General News · 11th August 2023
Manuel - FOCI
Friends of Cortes Island wants to give a huge thank you to the community for sending in so many Common Nighthawk sightings!

We have also received numerous Barn Swallow nest reports and three Great Blue Heron nest sightings as well! Super exciting! (Map below.)

It seems to us that there has been a resurgence of Nighthawks and Barn Swallows this year based off of larger counts than previous years. Great Blue Heron nests are still uncommon, and seem to be appearing in smaller groups to avoid predation by eagles.

Any additional sightings of Common Nighthawks, Barn Swallow nests and Great Blue Herron nests, please notify Friends of Cortes Island by emailing Manuel at: