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May Lunch & Learn: Shining a Light on Nighthawk Conservation

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for our May Lunch & Learn presentation. We’ll be joined by Canadian ecologist, Elly Knight who will be shining a light on nighthawk conservation!

The ground-nesting Common Nighthawk is one of North America’s most widely distributed bird species and yet it remains one of the least understood, thanks in part to its nocturnal habits. Unfortunately, the Common Nighthawk is also declining across much of its range, with many causes potentially available for the decline of this long-distance migrant. We’ll discuss how emerging research from across the annual cycle and community science are providing first steps towards the conservation of this enigmatic species.

Elly is an applied ecologist interested in how environmental variation across temporal and spatial scales affects the ecology and population trends of wide-ranging species. She is currently a Quantitative Ecologist with the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute and Boreal Avian Modelling Project at the University of Alberta. Elly has been studying Common Nighthawks across the continent for over a decade, including for her PhD and as former Program Manager of the Canadian Nightjar Survey.

This virtual program is FREE and open to all. Registration is required, please click the link below to register.
For those not able to join via Zoom, we will livestream the program on our HMANA Facebook page as well.


May 15
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


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