What is an Atlas
Mapping birds is quickly becoming a worldwide
phenomenon. It is fun to participate of course, but the results are an invaluable
foundation of information for conserving birds and their ecosystems. Not long
ago, atlases were books of maps but more recently atlases have on-line versions
that are interactive. The Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas will be on-line and we
hope to have a book too. To find out more, click here.
Thank you to the people who have generously provided photos to make this web site better. Photos for the front page that do not show credit (e.g., banner and mosaique) were provided by Christian Artuso and Garry Budyk. If you are interested in providing photos to use on this site (or if we forgot to include your name), we would love to hear from you!
Our New Atlas Quiz Want to practice
your Atlas codes. Try our new QUIZ,
a great learning tool! NOCTURNAL
OWL SURVEYS and the ATLAS...
Want to practice your Atlas codes. Try our new QUIZ, a great learning tool!
NOCTURNAL OWL SURVEYS and the ATLAS...
The Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas and the Manitoba Nocturnal Owl Survey have teamed up to make your data do double duty! From now on, all nocturnal owl survey data will be automatically entered into the atlas. Simply conduct your NOS route in the usual fashion and submit your data and we will take care of it! The 2011 Nocturnal Owl Survey forms are posted here. HOWEVER, if you are feeling generous, you can do a few things to help us with efficient data transfer. Please click HERE to read our step-by-step instructions. This is a great way to get your atlassing season off to a flying start. Contact Christian Artuso (telephone: 204-945-6816 or use our toll-free number: 1-800-214-6497 if you like) to learn more.
A Great Learning Tool
The online tool Dendroica allows you to browse photos, listen to bird songs, and improve your abilities by quizzing yourself.
TOP 10 CONTRIBUTORS
List of participants who contributed the most to data collection. For a complete list, click here.
…an important initiative that will provide much needed data on bird distribution and abundance in the central North American continent, in particular the central boreal forest and the north-eastern part of the central prairie region. — Dr. Stuart Butchart of Birdlife International
The great thing about a bird atlas project, especially the way Manitoba is doing it, is that it gives everyone a chance to get involved and help monitor the health of natural areas. Even beginning birders can help by identifying the species they know well enough. If you care about the birds, I encourage you to do your part. The more of us we have out on the land counting birds, the more of us there will be to defend the wild places they need to survive. — Trevor Herriot, author of Grass, Sky, Song: Promise and Peril in the World of Grassland Birds.
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