While iNaturalist provides a way to log and track sightings it also collects valuable data.
For my report I chose to study the Common Nighthawk. It is a rather unique species of bird. They are what is referred to as aerial insectivores, meaning they hunt insects while in flight. They do so at both dawn and dusk, and are aided by structures within their eyes called “tapetum lucidum,” which allows for better vision in low light. I will confess that these attributes drew me towards doing an iNaturalist study on them.