About the Atlas

If you ever watch birds in New York, you can be a part of the Breeding Bird Atlas! Everyone is encouraged to participate from 2020-2024. Beginner and advanced birders alike can enhance their birding experience by observing bird behaviors. And you can be involved as little or as much as you want. Whenever you go birding—be it in your backyard, at your summer camp, or in your favorite park—every sighting counts!

This is the final year of the Atlas!

If you haven’t participated in the Atlas yet, there is still time. It’s fun, educational, and relatively easy.

To get started atlasing, check out:

Atlas Essentials
Quick start guide