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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…


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