We're into the heart of the second field season for the third Ontario
Breeding Bird Atlas (Atlas-3) and there's lots to be excited about!
Big Atlas Weekend (this weekend!)
Get ready for the Big Atlas Weekend! Join thousands of atlassers from the
US and Canada as we celebrate breeding birds! This event is being
coordinated across four states and two provinces that are currently
conducting breeding bird atlases—Newfoundland, Ontario, New York, Maine,
Maryland and DC, and North Carolina, and is a fun way for birders to
document breeding birds and come together as a birding community. For many
birds in our area, breeding peaks in late June. It’s a great time to
confirm breeding and fill gaps in the Atlas dataset.
There are prizes up for grabs for individuals as well as bragging rights
for the Atlas project that tops the most metrics. Help us ensure Ontario
comes out on top!
For full details, including Big Atlas Weekend merchandise, please visit
Sappy Hour information session* (June 23)
There will be a Sappy Hour session from 7-8 pm on Thursday, June 23. Tune
in for updates and to ask your questions. Zoom/Facebook live:
(or on the Atlas Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ONBreedingBirdAtlas
Information for eBirders
The Atlas has a new page with information for eBirders. If you use eBird
and Atlas (or want to start atlassing) visit
Atlas-2 book makes digital leap
The full contents of the Atlas-2 book can now be viewed digitally at any
time by heading to the Atlas website at
Atlas-3 Discussion Board (Atlas-3 Discord Server)
The Atlas-3 discussion board has been moved to a dedicated Discord
Server. We hope Atlassers will use this space to discuss and share
atlassing stories and ask questions. Visit
https://www.birdsontario.org/discussion/ for more information or click
https://discord.gg/Mvpu9zHCyz to join.
The May newsletter was emailed to registered atlassers a few weeks ago and
is posted online at https://www.birdsontario.org/newsletter-may-2022/
It covers the Atlas-2 book making the leap to digital, an article about
digital point counts, an atlasser profile, reminders from the SIgnificant
Species Committee, the new eBird information page, and Avian Flu.ril
targets, updates from the Significant Species Committee, and more.
Past newsletters are available at: https://www.birdsontario.org/newsletters/