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COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Common Nighthawk in Canada


The author wishes to thank Peter Taylor, Jean Gauthier, Mark Brigham and Louis Handfield for sharing their knowledge of the ecology of the Common Nighthawk. He also thanks Jacques Larivée, Peter Blancher and Angela Darwin for providing him with unpublished data on trends of the species for Quebec and Ontario, all volunteers who participated in collecting data for the EPOQ and Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas programs, and Gilles Seutin for his comments on the first draft of this report. Funding for this report was provided by the Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment Canada.

Authorities Consulted

The following list only includes those that have made a significant contribution to the present report. However, the author would also like to thank all others that made a contribution, specifically, the conservation data centres, national heritage information centres, the Parks Canada Agency and the provincial/territorial representatives within the species’ range.

Armer, L. Landbird Technician. Canadian Wildlife Service. 301, 5204-50th Ave, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Email to C. Savignac. December 2005.

Blancher, P. PIF Scientist. Canadian Wildlife Service. Environment Canada. 49 Camelot Drive, Nepean, ON  K1A 0H3. Email to M. Leonard. June 2006.

Blaney, S. Botanist and Assistant Director. Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre. P.O. Box 6416, Sackville, New Brunswick  E4L 1C6. Email to C. Savignac. December 2005.

Brigham, R.M. Department of Biology. University of Regina. Regina, Saskatchewan  S4S 0A2. Canada. Email to C. Savignac. December 2005.

Gauthier, J. Senior Wildlife Biologist. Canadian Wildlife Service. Environment Canada. Quebec Region. 1141, route de l'Église, C.P. 10100, Ste-Foy, Quebec  G1V 4H5. Voice message to C. Savignac. December 2005.

Handfield, L. Author of Le Guide des papillons du Québec. Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec. Voice message to C. Savignac. December 2005.

Popko, R. Wildlife Technician. Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development, Government of NWT. Norman Wells, NWT. Meeting with C. Savignac. Voice message to C. Savignac. November 2005.

Setterington, M. Ecosystems Biologist. Department of Environment, Government of Nunavut. Box 120, Arviat, Nunavut. Email to C. Savignac. December 2005.

Smith A.R. Wildlife Biologist. Environment Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service, Prairie Wildlife Research Centre, 115 Perimeter Road, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan  S7N 0X4, Canada. Email to M. Leonard. May 2006

Stipec, K. BC Conservation Data Centre. Ministry of the Environment. Email to C. Savignac. December 2005.

Taylor, P. Managing Editor, The birds of Manitoba. Email to C. Savignac. September 2005.