Citizen Science Opportunity: Nightjar Surveys

Each year, the Center for Conservation Biology runs a citizen science effort to survey for chuck-wills-widow, Eastern whip-poor-will, and common nighthawk through the US Nightjar Survey Network. It is part of a national effort where volunteers visit 10 stops at night when the moon is above the horizon and listen for these three species. Full details on the protocol, identification tips, and a map and list of available routes.

The protocol is detailed, so if you are interested in learning more before deciding to participate, you can read a short, two-page description of the survey and what it entails here (including survey time windows for North Carolina). 

More information about participation and the project itself can be found here.