Nightjar Surveys in North Carolina underway!

The Center for Conservation Biology at the College of William and Mary organizes the US Nightjar Survey Network, a region-wide network of conservation minded citizens working together to improve our understanding of the population distribution and trends of nightjars.

There are many vacant routes in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina that need volunteers.  Running a route requires:

  1. Suitable transportation to complete a survey

  2. Good hearing to count birds at a distance

  3. Able to recognize and differentiate calls of U.S. Nightjar Species

  4. Commitment to conduct a once per year survey for 3 or more years

  5. Able to schedule surveys during the survey window

If you are interested in participating, check out their website.