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"Project Nighthawk" Volunteer Training

Thursday, · -

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 at a handful of places in the Granite State — including the KSC campus!

Help keep track of this charismatic endangered species by monitoring nighthawks in Keene this summer! To volunteer with Project Nighthawk, attend this online training with Becky Suomala (NH Audubon) and Brett Amy Thelen (Harris Center for Conservation Education). We’ll provide an introduction to nighthawk identification and ecology, and offer tips for nighthawk watching — including where to scout for them in the twilight skies.

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Closed captioning will be available. To get the login details, please register at

Co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education, NH Audubon, and Keene State College.

Free of charge
This event is open to the public.
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Brett Amy Thelen
(603) 525-3394
Event Dates:

To request accommodations for a disability, please contact the coordinator at least two weeks prior to the event.

Contact Keene State College

229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435