WildResearch is seeking volunteers once again to survey for Common Nighthawk and Eastern Whip-Poor-Will across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. This year is: the third year the survey will be taking place in New Brunswick, and is the inaugural year for the Maritimes regional survey (Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and NB). Last year, during the 2nd season of this survey in New Brunswick, a total of 15 survey routes were surveyed. To read more, the annual report can be found at http://wildresearch.ca/programs/nightjar-survey/nightjar-survey/
Due to their nocturnal habits, little is known about nightjars in Canada, and there is concern that their populations are in decline. Common Nighthawks and Eastern Whip-Poor-Will are listed as Threatened under the Federal Species at Risk Act. We hope that you will sign up for a survey route to help us learn more and conserve these unique species!
Anyone with a vehicle and good hearing is capable of conducting a WildResearch Nightjar Survey! Signing up for a WildResearch Nightjar Survey route will require approximately two to three hours of surveying and one hour of data entry. Each route is a series of 12 road-side stops and needs to be surveyed at dusk once per year between June 15 and July 15.
To sign up for a survey route, check out the available routes in your area at www.nightjar.ca. There are routes all throughout each province that we are hoping to survey. Email Virginia Noble and Alex Dalton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if you have any questions.
Alex Dalton and Virginia Noble
Maritimes Regional Coordinators WildResearch Nightjar Survey
Saint Andrews, New Brunswick