[Most birds sing during the day. A few species sing mostly at night.] [Have you heard these nocturnal birds in your neighborhood?] [Common Pauraque] [Common pauraque call] [Photo of a common pauraque on the ground.] [Northern Saw-whet Owl] [Northern saw-whet owl call] [Photo of a northern saw-whet owl perched in a tree.] [Barn Owl] [Barn owl call] [Photo of a barn owl in flight.] [Explore more at AllAboutBirds.org]

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We’re used to hearing birds singing during the day, but we may be less likely to pay attention to those that call out in the night. Listen to some examples of these hauntingly beautiful nighttime sounds: Common Pauraque, Northern Saw-whet Owl, and Barn Owl. They may inspire you to walk outside in your slippers and pajamas to explore the nocturnal world of birds.

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