Community Science: Common Nighthawk Watch


8/28/2019 → 6:00 pm


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

Event Type:

Conservation Program

Event Description:

We're launching a new website this week! Please call 518-456-0655 to make reservations for this program or visit our new site later this week to sign up online.

Suitable for tweens, teens and adults

With a 2-foot wingspan and a habit of feeding in the air near the ground, common nighthawks are easy to spot. Dozens to hundreds of the birds have been seen during migration as they feed over the preserve. A New York State designated Species of Greatest Conservation Need, the common nighthawk is neither common (outside of migration) nor a hawk, and is experiencing declines throughout many parts of its breeding range including New York. We invite you to join us and the Hudson Mohawk Bird Club in the Discovery Center parking lot to see science in action and help us count common nighthawks flying over the preserve as they continue on their over 6,000-mile southward migration. Feel free to come any time between 6:00pm and 7:30pm and stay as long as you like.

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 event will take place in the Discovery Center parking lot. 

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