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2017 Survey Dates - June corrected Leave a comment Read more »

2017 Survey Dates – June corrected

Though the 2017 June survey dates were correct on other parts of the website (June 1 – June 17), it was incorrect on the moon graphic of the last post, which was incorrectly showing the 2016 dates of the 12th through the 27th. So if…


2016 Survey Dates are Here! Leave a comment Read more »

2016 Survey Dates are Here!

The U.S. Nightjar Network 2016 survey dates have finally arrived. These dates are specifically chosen to coincide with the nights of brightest moonlight and greatest nightjar calling frequency. These are important dates to use so survey conditions are standardized across all regions of the Nightjar…


Bad Moon Rising; The 2015 Survey Dates are Selected Leave a comment Read more »

Bad Moon Rising; The 2015 Survey Dates are Selected

The midnight runs to complete nightjar survey routes will be arriving soon and the 2015 survey dates have recently been chosen. These dates are specifically chosen to coincide with the nights of brightest moonlight and greatest nightjar calling frequency. These are important dates to use…


Another Great Nightjar Survey Season Ends with a New Website Leave a comment Read more »

Another Great Nightjar Survey Season Ends with a New Website

Volunteers of the Nightjar Survey Network produced another successful season in 2012 by surveying over 300 survey routes across 36 states. This was the 6th year of the Survey program that is designed to to collect information on the population distribution and trends of nightjars,…


The Nightjar Survey investigates the role of habitats on populations Read more »

The Nightjar Survey investigates the role of habitats on populations

The Nightjar Survey Network has both long-term and near-term objectives for collected data. Long term goals are to determine the scale and magnitude of nightjar population changes over time. Near-term goals are to determine the influence of landscape composition on nightjar abundance. Because we also…


Nightjar Survey focuses monitoring on the Mexican Whip-poor-will Read more »

Nightjar Survey focuses monitoring on the Mexican Whip-poor-will

The Eastern and Mexican Whip-poor-wills (Caprimulgus vociferous and C. arizonae, respectively) were taxonomically split in 2010 based on their distinct geography, vocalizations, plumage, morphology and other characteristics. There has always been a long standing tradition of recognizing the eastern and Mexican Whip-poor-wills as unique populations…