Arizona-Specific Survey Dates 2023
UNDERLINED DATES ARE PREFERRED
Arizona deserts (i.e. lower elevations and latitudes where you might anticipate Lesser Nighthawks): April 27 to May 4 OR May 28 to June 2 (only survey in April if route is below 1000 feet in elevation).
Northern Arizona and high elevations in SE Arizona (i.e., where you might get Mexican Whip-poor-wills and/or Common Nighthawks): May 28 to June 2 OR June 27 to July 2
The sun must have set and the moon must at least be a half-moon and visible and/or above the horizon.