Survey Calendar

Located below is a calendar outlining the survey schedule for the 2022 field season. Due to how the arrival dates and lunar cycles are lined up in 2022, there are two lunar cycles this upcoming year.

 

Southern Maine: If a nightjar is detected along a route in southern Maine during the first lunar cycle (May 15 – May 22), the route will need to be re-run during the 2nd lunar cycle (June 7 – June 20) to document the level of confidence that nightjars are breeding along the route.

Northern Maine: If a nightjar is detected along a route in northern Maine during the first survey (June 7 – June 20), the route will need to be re-run during the 3rd lunar cycle (July 6 – July 15) to document the level of confidence that nightjars are breeding along the route.

A note on the full moon: Full moon conditions offer the best survey conditions so long as there are acceptable weather conditions. The full moons impacting the 2022 field season are May 16, June 14, and July 13.