WildResearch Nightjar Survey

WildResearch
http://wildresearch.ca/

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Goals : The BC Nightjar Survey is conducted in order to contribute baseline monitoring data to the conservation of the Common Nighthawk and the Common Poorwill.

Dataset summary : The data set is nightjar occurrence data obtained through citizen science nocturnal road-side surveys. Each survey is a six-minute, passive, unlimited radius point count. Two species are targeted, Common Nighthawk and Common Poorwill; however, other species are occassionally recorded.

Status : Active

Year started : 2010

Years (comments) : Data from 2010-2013 were collected using the US Nightjar Network protocol available <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nightjars.org/participate/survey-instructions/">here</a>.

Season(s) and frequency : Data are collected annually from May 13 to July 30

Frequency : Annually

Geographic area covered : Province of Birtish Columbia

Primary species covered : Common Poorwhil and Common Nighthawk

Field methods : Data from 2010-2013 were collected using the US Nightjar Network protocol available <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nightjars.org/participate/survey-instructions/">here</a>.

Data format : Microsoft SQL Server database

Data validation : Data were entered by volunteers into an Excel spreadsheet with restrictions on values entered in order to ensure values entered are logical. Data in each Excel spreadsheet were then checked by a program coordinator prior to upload into the Access database.

Data update frequency : Annually

Data collection methods : Data are collected through field visits: road-side surveys.

Funding sources : The BC Nightjar Survey receives in-kind support from Bird Studies Canada, the Nature Trust, and the Canadian Wildlife Service. Funding comes from Environment Canada and the Pacific Conservation Assistance Fund. Data is collected by dedicated volunter citizen scientists.

Applications for the data : The BC Nightjar Survey is conducted in order to contribute baseline monitoring data to the conservation of the Common Nighthawk and the Common Poorwill.

Participants involved in the survey : Citizen Science Volunteers

Dataset Stats:

Records2,754
Locations170
Taxa13
Date Range2010 - 2014
Access LevelLevel 3
CodeWRNIGHTJAR
BMDE versionBMDE2.00
Last updated12/06/19

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