Conservation and Threats
The widespread use of insecticides in both agricultural and urban areas has affected the primary food source of Common Nighthawks, flying insects. It has been suggested that insecticide use may be a contributing factor in the overall decline in this species, though currently there is no direct evidence of this.
Much about the life history Common Nighthawk remains poorly understood, especially in the southernmost part of their range and wintering grounds. More information about this species is required in order to make informed decisions about their conservation.
Conservation status of this species nationally and in Atlantic Canada:
|SARA||Threatened (Schedule 1)|