I apologize. I added the wrong link.
correct link: http://www.ccb-wm.org/nightjars.htm
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Wilson" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 10:19 AM
Subject: U.S. Nightjar Survey needs participants
> The U.S. Nightjar Survey Network is continuing into its third year as a
> vital program to gather data on the population distribution and population
> trends on this group of declining species. We would like to invite all
> birders and conservationists to participate in the program by adopting
> Nightjar Survey Routes in 2009 and beyond.
> Nightjars are the group of nocturnal, insectivorous birds that includes
> species such as the whip-poor-will, common poorwill, chuck-will's-widow,
> and the nighthawks among others. The U.S. Nightjar Survey Network was
> introduced in the southeast in 2007 and then expanded in 2008 to gain full
> coverage across the conterminous United States. We are grateful to the
> number of participants already involved in the program. The beginning
> years of data collection has already helped in explaining how the
> composition of habitats in local landcapes influences nightjar abundance.
> In turn, these data will one day help to explain population declines.
> However, there is still need for more routes to be surveyed, greater
> geographic and species coverage, and longer-term count data.
> Nightjar Surveys are standardized counts conducted along census routes at
> night. Observers count all Nightjars seen or heard for a six-minute
> period at each of 10 stops along the route. The entire survey will not
> take much more than one hour to complete and only needs conducted one time
> per year. We have produced a series of routes in each state with many that
> are still in need of adoption by survey participants.
> Please consider adopting a Nightjar Survey Route in your area. The
> continuing success of Nightjar Survey Network relies entirely on volunteer
> Visit http://www.ccb-wm.org/nightjars.htm for more details on route
> locations, methods of survey, and more.
> Mike Wilson
> Center for Conservation Biology
> College of William & Mary / Virginia Commonwealth University
> PO Box 8795
> Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
> phone: 757-221-1649
> fax: 757-221-1650
> email:[log in to unmask]