The nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus is a nocturnal summer visitor to Exmoor from sub-Saharan Africa, most often detected by the churring call of the male on summer nights. It occurs on rough heathland fringes where there is a mosaic of heathland, bracken and scrub. It also inhabits large clearfells on areas of former heathland.
For more great Exmoor wildlife snippets, try out the Biodiversity Search Engine at the Exmoor National Park website. If you would like to help out with the Nightjar surveys, please sign up at the volunteering pages.