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U.S. Nightjar Survey still needs volunteers

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  • Mike Wilson
    We are still looking/hoping for volunteers to adopt Nightjar Survey routes in many areas across the country. The first survey window ends May 28th but a
    Message 1 of 1 , May 15, 2008
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      We are still looking/hoping for volunteers to adopt Nightjar Survey
      routes in many areas across the country. The first survey window
      ends May 28th but a second window takes place June 10-June 26. There
      is still plenty of time to think about adopting a vacant route and
      assist the program.

      The Nightjar Survey Network relies on volunteer participation by
      conservation-minded citizens, biologists, and other like-minded
      groups to adopt and conduct survey routes. Nightjar Surveys are easy
      to perform and will not take more than two hours to complete.
      Volunteers conduct roadside counts at night, during specific time
      windows when the moon is > 50 % illuminated, by driving and stopping
      at 10 points along a predetermined 9-mile route. At each point, the
      observer counts all Nightjars seen or heard by species during a 6-
      minute period. No artificial broadcasts of the species' calls are
      used. Please visit the United States Nightjar Survey Website for
      more details including location of routes, instructions, and results;
      www.ccb-wm.org/nightjars.htm

      Volunteer participation is important to provide information on
      nightjars in your state and the broader region. Please consider
      adopting a route.

      Mike Wilson
      Center for Conservation Biology
      College of William and Mary
      Williamsburg, VA
      e-mail: mdwils@...
      http://www.ccb-wm.org/nightjars.htm
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