Maine Nightjar monitoring lecture


Join the Palermo Community Library in welcoming Logan Parker of the Maine Natural History Observatory (MNHO) for a lecture about Maine nightjar monitoring on Thursday, August 22nd at 7 p.m. Nightjars are medium sized nocturnal or twilight-active bird characterized by long wings, short legs and very short bills. Logan, a Palermo resident, is an assistant ecologist and founder of the Maine Nightjar Monitoring Project. This statewide citizen science project is collecting observations of whip-poor-wills, nighthawks, and other nocturnal birds, some of which are facing widespread declines.

Attendees will learn about the natural history of Maine’s nightjars and the efforts involved in monitoring these fascinating birds throughout the state, from Eliot to Calais, Kennebunk to Baxter State Park. The project is currently recruiting volunteers to adopt monitoring routes or simply make observations of nightjars in your own backyard.

The Palermo Community Library is located at 2789 Route 3 in Palermo, Maine and the lecture is free to the public. For questions or more information contact the library at (207) 993-6088​ or​.


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