The new U.S. Nightjar Network survey dates 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.
Window 1: FL, TX, and low elevation AZ* and NM: 20 April – 03 May
Window 2: Any location in the country: 19 May – 02 June
Window 3: North of AZ*, FL, NM, TX, and high elevation areas in the northern U.S.: 17 June – 1 July
Window 4: WA, OR, ID, MY, WY, Dakotas, MN: 17-31 July. Consider surveying during window 3 also.
Be sure to time your surveys after the moonrise. You can find moonrise information, survey instructions, and data sheets here.
Thank you to all our new and returning surveyors!