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 so survey conditions are standardized across all regions of the Nightjar Survey Network. If you ever have a question regarding the best date for your route always feel welcome to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your inquiry.
2015 Survey Dates:
Window 1: 25 April to 11 May, 2015 for low elevation AZ and NM, and FL and TX
Window 2: 25 May to 9 June, 2015 for any location in the country
Window 3: 24 June to 8 July, 2015 for areas north of AZ, FL, NM, and TX and recommended for high elevation areas in the Northern U.S.
Always be sure to time your surveys after the moonrise. You can find moonrise information and the 2015 Survey Instructions and Data Sheet on our site at this location: http://www.nightjars.org/participate/survey-instructions/
Special thanks to all returning participants for your years of support and I welcome the new nightjar survey gang members for the 2015 season.
Nightjar Survey Coordinator