Date: 5/19/17 8:25 am
From: Ashley Peele via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Breeding Codes and Migratory Birds
Migratory birds, particularly those colorful, diverse species that spend
winter in the Neotropics and summer in the US, add a new dimension to
breeding data collection for the VABBA2. We get a lot of questions about
how to deal with such species in the context of the Atlas, so I've
summarized some important tips about migrants in a quick article.


Check out ‘*Breeding Codes and Migratory Species
<http://ebird.org/content/atlasva/news/breeding-codes-and-migratory-species/>*
on our Atlas eBird portal for the full story on coding migrants.


http://ebird.org/content/atlasva/news/breeding-codes-and-migratory-species/


Also, as we move closer to the heart of the breeding season, we're seeing
some great new breeding data coming in to the Atlas eBird portal. In fact,
here are the most recent stats...


*25,849 *checklists submitted to VABBA2 eBird portal

*>50%* of all Atlas blocks have received data

*241* species reported

*178* confirmed as breeders

(Data from: http://ebird.org/ebird/atlasva/subnational1/US-VA?yr=all)


This is fantastic progress for the start of our 2nd season! We've
already *added
10,000+ checklists to the VABBA2 dataset in 2017*! This *wouldn't be
possible without both our new and veteran volunteers*. Thank you all for
your great work on behalf of the VABBA2! Thank you for both joining and
sticking with the project. I think we're going to blow season 1 out the
water!


All the best,

Ashley Peele, PhD
Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas Coordinator
Conservation Management Institute - Virginia Tech
Office: 540-231-9182
Fax: 540-231-7019
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