WildResearch Nightjar Survey
Welcome to the WildResearch Nightjar Survey Atlas!
The WildResearch Nightjar Survey is a citizen science survey program that collects baseline data for an understudied group of birds of conservation concern, the nightjars. The nocturnal habits of nightjars exclude them from detection on other survey programs, but available evidence suggests their populations are declining. Under the WildResearch Nightjar Survey, volunteers in many areas of the country contribute to a publicly-available dataset by conducting nocturnal roadside surveys for nightjars using a standardized national protocol.
The need to conduct surveys for nightjars in Canada has been identified for several reasons:
This Nightjar Survey Atlas was developed to assist WildResearch with volunteer coordination and data management for the on-going nightjar surveys.
Want to volunteer? Visit the WildResearch Nightjar Survey Atlas to view the available routes in your area and sign up to survey!
Want to read the WildRsearch Nightjar Survey 2016 Annual Report? Click on the link below in the "Atlas Documents" section.