|Presented By||Harris Center for Conservation Education|
|Goal||monitor the state-endangered Common Nighthawk in Keene, NH|
|Task||observe Common Nighthawks in downtown Keene|
|Where||Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States of America 03431 03431|
The call of the Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) was once a familiar sound in cities and towns throughout New Hampshire, where they nested on flat, peastone gravel roofs and fed on insects attracted to city lights. In recent years, nesting nighthawks have disappeared from many New Hampshire towns; in the few places where they remain (including Keene), their numbers have dramatically declined. Biologists are now trying to determine the cause for this precipitous decline.
In partnership with New Hampshire Audubon and in efforts to conserve this state-threatened species, the Harris Center for Conservation Education coordinates volunteer nighthawk surveys on summer evenings in Keene.
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Project Nighthawk volunteer trainings take place each May or early June in Keene, NH. For more information, visit http://www.aveo.org/citizen-science/project-nighthawk/ or contact Brett Amy Thelen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 358-2065.
|Project Timing||evenings from late May through early August|
|Materials List||clipboard, binoculars, walkie-talkies (optional)|
|Ideal Age Group||High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults|
|Ideal Frequency||Per week|
|Average Time||Several hours|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||At night|
|Tags||birds, birdwatching, bird watching, endangered species, evening, keene, new hampshire, nighthawk, summer, urban wildlife|
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