Wildresearch Nightjar Survey


Project name: Canadian Nightjar Survey

Data Access Policy

BC Nightjar Survey data is freely collected and provided to WildResearch by generous citizen scientist volunteers across British Columbia. In turn, WildResearch provides free access to the BC Nightjar Survey data. Access is provided to users for research purposes, following the Data Access Policy below. Noncompliance with this policy will result in revocation of data privileges, and may result in loss of future NatureCounts privileges.

Data Use

BC Nightjar Survey data are supplied only for applied and basic research and education. Data supplied to users must only be used for the purpose for which it was requested. If the users wish to use the same data for a purpose different from that of the original request, the users must re-apply for permission.

Approval Process

Requests for data must be accompanied by a written proposal outlining the nature and topic of the research, submitted with the data request through the data access portal on NatureCounts. If the proposal is acceptable to WildResearch, the BC Nightjar Survey project administrator will approve the data release and inform the researchers/authors.

Acknowledgements and Recognition

The users of BC Nightjar Survey data will provide a full and appropriate acknowledgement and citation in any materials or publications derived in part or in whole from the data. We recommend the following citation:

WildResearch. <>. BC Nightjar Survey. Data accessed from NatureCounts, a node of the Avian Knowledge Network, Bird Studies Canada. Available: http://www.naturecounts.ca/. Accessed: <>.

In addition, we require that the following statement be included in the acknowledgements section of any publication:

We thank WildResearch for supplying BC Nightjar Survey data, and all of the volunteer citizen scientists who gathered data for the project.

For any publication making substantial use of BC Nightjar Survey data, WildResearch requests the opportunity to review manuscripts prior to submission to peer-reviewed journals. WildResearch also welcomes opportunities for collaboration, and for co-authorship if we contribute substantial intellectual input in a publication.

If BC Nightjar Survey data retrieved from NatureCounts are to be used for web-based products (maps, summaries, etc.), they must be accompanied by the WildResearch logo and website link. Please contact WildResearch at nightjars@wildresearch.ca for our logo and instructions.

Data Products

User agrees to send, free of charge, an electronic copy of all products, materials, or publications produced using BC Nightjar Survey data to WildResearch at nightjars@wildresearch.ca. If product is published online, user agrees to inform WildResearch of the location of its publication.

Third Party Redistribution of Data

BC Nightjar Survey data may not be distributed beyond the user requesting the data. Raw data should not be made available for download through the Internet, but derived data (maps, tables) are usually acceptable. If you plan to present data on the Internet, the nature of the visualization(s) must be specified in your data request. If third parties require BC Nightjar Survey data, the user will direct all such third parties’ request to WildResearch.

Data Ownership

WildResearch retains the copyright on all BC Nightjar Survey data provided to users.


WildResearch makes no warranties or representations, express or implied, with regard to the correctness, reliability, or accuracy of any BC Nightjar Survey data, or otherwise. All BC Nightjar Survey data is provided "as-is."

Errors and Omissions

WildResearch endeavors to maintain accurate and up-to-date data at all times. However, if errors or omissions are identified, the user should notify the BC Nightjar Survey project administrator at nightjars@wildresearch.ca so that they can be corrected in future releases of the data.