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.
Surveys must only be conducted during these 2022 survey dates:
Window 1: FL, TX, and low elevation AZ* and NM: 9-23 April
Window 2: Any location in the country: 8-22 May
Window 3: North of AZ*, FL, NM, TX, and high elevation areas in the northern U.S.: 7-20 June
Window 4: WA, OR, ID, MY, WY, Dakotas, MN: 6-20 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!