The 2023 U.S. Nightjar Network survey dates are here! Per your requests, new windows have been added so please review the changes and contact us with any questions. 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 email@example.com with questions.
Surveys must only be conducted during these 2023 survey dates:
Window 1: FL, TX, and low elevation AZ* and NM: 28 Mar-13 April
Window 2: Southern US (MO and all areas south): 27 April-12 May
Window 3: Any location in the country: 27 May-10 June
Window 4: Areas north of AZ, FL, NM, and TX and high elevation areas in northern US: 26 June-9 July
Window 5: WA, OR, ID, MT, WY, Dakotas, MN: 25 July-31 July
*For AZ-specific dates: http://www.nightjars.org/participate/arizona-specific-survey-dates/
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!