This is a special webinar to learn about Pennsylvania’s Bird Atlas (PBA3). All are invited! Please spread the word to all birders in PA.
Speaker: Amber Wiewel
Zoom registration link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqfuuvrDkuGdHq5vFZjbiPQpidL2vL5-CK
Pennsylvania’s Bird Atlas (PBA3) is a statewide inventory of birds breeding and overwintering in the state. This will be PA’s 3rd atlas, following atlases conducted in the 1980s and early 2000s. The PBA3 will rely on thousands of volunteer birders visiting small blocks (~9 sq. miles) across the state and documenting the species and breeding evidence observed in those blocks. The results of the PBA3 will help us detect population and distributional changes for the birds of PA – information that is critical for designating species of conservation concern and informing land management and protection. The PBA3 is set to begin January 1, 2024, and will run through early 2029. This presentation will outline why we conduct atlases, innovations in the PBA3, and how birders of all skill level can contribute data.