Talk on monitoring nocturnal birds Aug. 22

Aug 12, 2019

Palermo — Logan Parker of the Maine Natural History Observatory will discuss Maine nightjar monitoring on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. at Palermo Community Library. Nightjars are medium-sized nocturnal or twilight-active birds 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.

The lecture is free and all are welcome. Attendees will learn about the natural history of Maine’s nightjars and 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.

Palermo Community Library is located at 2789 Route 3 in Palermo. For questions or more information, contact the library at 207-993-6088 or


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