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Whip-poor-wills In Maine

July 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us July 6th, 2024 beginning at 8pm for a very special talk about Whip-poor-wills with Logan Parker of the Maine Nightjar Monitoring Project!

a Whip-poor-will in their nest.

Logan Parker of the Maine Nightjar Monitoring Project will be here at Pumpkin Vine Family Farm on the evening of July 6th after our Folk Music Concert to present a lecture focused on the ongoing efforts to study Maine’s nightjars: Eastern Whip-poor-will and Common Nighthawk.

These elusive nocturnal birds have declined significantly in recent decades across their breeding ranges and require specialized methods to gather the data needed to inform their conservation. Join us to hopefully hear our own resident Whip-por-will and learn about these fascinating species along with how you can help them recover! 

Logan is an avian field ecologist with the Maine Natural History Observatory. He initiated efforts to study Maine’s nightjars in 2017. This citizen science project was initiated to gather insights on the status of Maine’s nightjars: the Eastern Whip-poor-will and Common Nighthawk. In 2023, the project expanded to gather data on nightjar migration and breeding biology.

The MNMP is conducting research at sites across Maine, including at Pumpkin Vine Family Farm!

We hope you’ll join us to enjoy some beautiful music, to learn more about these beautiful birds. 

Admission is free, but donations to support their important
rehabilitation work are greatly appreciated.


July 6
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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