Nighthawks were once common in cities throughout New Hampshire, where they nested on gravel roofs and fed on insects attracted to city lights. In recent years, these acrobatic birds have disappeared from many New Hampshire towns, but they still nest in Keene. Help keep track of this charismatic endangered species by joining us for an evening of nighthawk monitoring in downtown Keene. We’ll start indoors with a brief introduction to nighthawk identification and ecology, then break into teams to search the twilight skies. Rain date: June 12.
Meet at 7 p.m. in the Putnam Science Center at Keene Stage College (Room 101). Done by 9:30 p.m. No experience necessary, but registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact Brett Amy Thelen at (603) 358-2065 or by email.
Co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education, NH Audubon, and Keene State College.