Date: 6/27/18 6:50 am From: Ashley Peele via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] New VA BBA Maps now on eBird
Good morning, Birders!
An exciting new VABBA2 mapping tool has just launched on the project's eBird portal (ebird.org/atlasva)! The active Atlas projects (including us (VA) and WI) have been developing this set of tools with Cornell for a long time and are very excited to now be able to share it with you all.
Using the VABBA2 portal's Explore page, you can now navigate to a series of Effort Maps (https://ebird.org/atlasva/effortmap), which allow you to visualize various data layers by Atlas block. For example, you can now see a map of diurnal effort, coded species, and confirmed species updated daily. When you zoom in on these maps, you will be able to see Priority blocks for your region.
Please take a few minutes to check out this great new tool. Our hope is that this will make it much easier for our volunteers to see *where* and *what type* of Atlas effort, e.g. nocturnal surveys, additional breeding codes, etc., is still needed in their region OR in a region that they are interested in visiting.
This summer, our volunteer community has been bringing it's A-game to help us begin filling major gaps in the state, getting data in those empty priority blocks, and working to close out well-surveyed priority blocks. *The response to our various calls for help and the number of people we have seen stepping up to take on active Atlas roles in their communities has been nothing short of inspiring. *
Thanks to you all from both myself and all of our local and regional coordinators!
Ashley Peele, PhD Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas Coordinator Conservation Management Institute - Virginia Tech Office: 540-231-9182 Fax: 540-231-7019 *** You are subscribed to VA-bird as <lists...> If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit https://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird ***