Community Science: Eastern Whip-poor-will Survey Training

30 registrations allowed.
24 people currently registered.


5/8/2019 → 7:00 pm


Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
195 New Karner Road
Albany NY, 12205

Event Type:

Conservation Program

Event Description:

Suitable for adults

Although it once kept people up at night, now the song of the Whip-poor-will is a rare sound in the Pine Bush. A nocturnal bird that is classified in the family of Nightjars, the Eastern Whip-poor-will has been in decline in New York for the past two decades. We hope to see it return as we restore its habitat, but we need your help to monitor for this now-rare species. Join us this evening to learn how you can become a Citizen Scientist and help us monitor Whip-poor-wills in the preserve.

This Training: We will learn about the Eastern whip-poor-will, a bird whose incessant song used to keep people awake at night, and how you can help us monitor them in the preserve.

The Survey: Surveyors will conduct 2 surveys by traveling the APBP trail system at night under a full moon listening for and recording the characteristic call of the Eastern whip-poor-will from late May to early July.

This opportunity is free! Reservation required for all attendees (regardless of age). Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited so please reserve your spot for Community Science opportunities at or call 518-456-0655. Be prepared to sign up to survey a site for us at a later date. 

Reminder Notes: This training will take place entirely indoors at the Discovery Center. Eastern whip-poor-will surveys take place at night, so, consider signing up with a friend!

DIRECTIONS TO APB DISCOVERY CENTER: From I-87 take exit 2W (Rt 5 West, Central Avenue). Follow Rt 5 for about 2 miles then turn left onto Rt 155 (New Karner Rd). Continue on Rt 155 for about 1.2 miles. The Discovery Center is located on the left at 195 New Karner Road. (518)456-0655