Nighthawk Watch

Harris Center for Conservation Education

This event is co-sponsored by Harris Center for Conservation Education, NH Audubon, and Keene State College.

Putnam Science Center at Keene State College
Keene, NH 03431
United States

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Indoors & Outdoors

About the Event

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 in Keene. Help keep track of this charismatic endangered species by joining us for an evening of nighthawk monitoring in downtown Keene. We’ll start indoors with a brief introduction to nighthawk identification and ecology, then break into teams to search the twilight skies.  Rain date is June 12th.

What to bring

Please bring a clipboard and a pen or pencil. Binoculars, walkie-talkies, and a headlamp are handy, but not required.

Youth Instructions

Youth volunteers (elementary-school-age and up) are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.


Contact Brett Amy Thelen at or (603) 358-2065.

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