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 Survey Network. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
2018 Survey Dates:
Window 1: 22 April to 7 May for low elevation AZ and NM, and FL and TX
Window 2: 21 May to 6 June for any location in the country
Window 3: 20 June to 6 July for areas north of AZ, FL, NM, and TX and recommended for high elevation areas in the Northern U.S.
Be sure to time your surveys after the moonrise. You can find moonrise information, survey instructions, and data sheets here.
Thanks to all the new and returning participants! Also, The Center for Conservation Biology plans to release a report this year about Nightjar Network data, which will be posted when available.