The common pauraque is in the nightjar family, and similar to a whip-poor-will. it nests in open spaces on the ground and flies at night, unlike most birds. They are super camouflaged with a mottled brown pattern and pretty much invisible during the day, but at night they have a strong orange eye-shine and we see them when our headlamps are on. I found this one on the upper part of the FCRE tonight.
Keith Christenson - Wildlife Biologist