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Surveying in Times of Uncertainty

Dear Surveyors, Throughout the nation, we are all experiencing new challenges in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Restrictions placed on our ability to shop, socialize, travel, and work have led to nightjar volunteers questioning whether or not they should be conducting their surveys. While…


Instructional videos are now available! Read more »

Instructional videos are now available!

One of our awesome interns here at the network has constructed “How-to” videos that are now posted in our Learn section in anticipation of the upcoming survey season. We hope these assist new and current surveyors with questions regarding Creating Accounts, Selecting/retiring Routes and Entering…


2020 Survey Dates Read more »

2020 Survey Dates

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 Survey Network. Contact nightars@nightjars.org with questions. 2020 Survey Dates: Window…


The 2019 Survey Season Has Begun Read more »

The 2019 Survey Season Has Begun

The 12th year of the Nightjar Survey Network is underway! Click here to download a summary of detections and user participation throughout the years. If it’s been a while since you’ve conducted a survey or you’re looking to add routes to your effort, please sign up…


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2019 Survey Dates

The new U.S. Nightjar Network survey dates have are here! 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…


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2018 Survey Dates

The U.S. Nightjar Network 2018 survey dates have are here! 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…


2017 Survey Dates - June corrected 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,…


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