Date: 3/26/17 12:00 pm
From: Joe Coleman <joecoleman...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Orientation to VABBA2 & More Comprehensive Training Sessions
You're invited to come to a program sponsored by the Loudoun Wildlife
Conservancy:



Birding for Conservation in Virginia's Second Breeding Bird Atlas (VABBA2) -
Sunday, April 2, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, The Stone Barn at
<http://loudounwildlife.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fbdab4072da8553fd
76f32e8a&id=bce26f0cf2&e=87df9b9b97> the Coach House, Morven Park, Leesburg.
(Please use Old Waterford Rd. entrance to the park.) 2017 is the second year
of the Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas, the largest statewide bird conservation
effort to date. In 2016, more than 450 Atlas volunteers confirmed 174
species breeding species and reported over 200,000 observations to this
project. However, there is still much ground to cover in the next four
years. Dr. Ashley Peele, the State Atlas Coordinator, will speak about the
pressing need for better information on Virginia's breeding birds and how
citizen scientists are helping collect this valuable data. Come hear about
interesting results from the VABBA2's first year and how eBird is
revolutionizing our ability to collect and report real-time bird
observations. Any person with an interest in birds can contribute to this
project, so please join us for the talk and a Q&A session afterwards.
Questions: Contact <mailto:<jcoleman...>
<jcoleman...> or <mailto:<info...>
<info...>

While there were only a couple of slots still open last week, Dr. Peele is
also offering a more comprehensive Spring Training Session at Frying Pan
Park in Herndon (Fairfax Co) on Saturday, April 1 from 8 am to 1 pm. This
session will consist of morning small group field trips/walks led by
experienced Atlas volunteers, followed by a large group session on data
entry, reporting priority species, accurate location plotting, etc. You can
register for the training
<http://loudounwildlife.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fbdab4072da8553fd
76f32e8a&id=4a72006b57&e=87df9b9b97> here.



For other training sessions coming up in other parts of the state check out
the Virginia Breeding Birds Atlas 2 website at www.vabba2.org
<http://www.vabba2.org>



Joe Coleman



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