Date: 10/2/18 6:38 am From: Ashley Peele via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Fall Birding Checklist Reminder!
More and more Fall warblers are moving through VA on their way to southern wintering grounds. The appearance of all the cryptic Fall warblers Tennessee, Bay-Breasted, and Cape Mays is a good reminder that *our eBird checklists should be going into 'regular' eBird instead of the Atlas portal* .
It is very easy to forget to change your portal setting back to eBird.org once Fall arrives, so help us out! Remind your birding buds to check their portal, so we can keep the VABBA2 dataset focused on breeding birds.
We've been a little quiet these last few weeks, as we begin to dig into post-season data assessment and analysis. *Our volunteers surpassed the 2017 data collection efforts by over 30,000 records!* Well done, Atlasers!
As we move through the data cleanup process this Fall, we will continue to push out highlights and accomplishments from this third field season.
Stay tuned and Happy Fall Birding!
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 ***