• ProjectsForestsEastern Whip-Poor-Will Conservation and Monitoringparticipate

    Join the Whip-poor-will Project as a Citizen Scientist

    Eastern Whip-poor-will. / painting by Louis Agassiz Fuertes

    Eastern Whip-poor-will. / painting by Louis Agassiz Fuertes

    Interested in conducting a survey in May and June? Because this project features a short list of birds that are relatively easy to learn to identify, just about anyone can help. Keen listening, a vehicle to travel between roadside survey points, and the willingness to survey after dark are needed.

    If you’ve got what it takes, or to learn more about becoming a volunteer, contact Ben Fletcher at . We’d love to have you join the nightjar team!

    Check out the map of routes and see if there is one you’d like to survey!

    Can’t quite find the time but you are watching birds and you’ve even encountered an Eastern Whip-poor-will?

    You can still contribute extremely valuable data on bird abundance and distribution. Add your sightings of Whip-poor-wills and other birds to Vermont eBird, a project of the Vermont Atlas of Life. Thanks!