Events

Keep abreast of all Atlas events!

All events are also posted on the atlas Facebook Page.

Public Talks
Workshops
Field Trips
Blockbusting Events
Volunteer Events

Public Talks

In 2019, talks will focus on the background of the breeding bird atlas in New York (this is our third atlas!), what we hope to achieve this time around, and how you can be involved. There is also a brief overview of how to get started using eBird to enter your observations of breeding birds. Talks are 30-40 minutes followed by a question and answer period. Contact Julie to request a talk for your club or organization.

Training workshop at the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies June 2019. Photo by Gary Lovett.

2019

Nov 7, 7:00 pm, Saw Mill River Audubon, Millwood Fire Station, Millwood. Presenter: Julie Hart (project coordinator)

Nov 21, 7:30 pm, Chemung Valley Audubon, Appleridge Senior Living, Horseheads. Presenter: Julie Hart (project coordinator)

2020

March 2, 7:00 pm, Eastern Long Island Audubon, Quogue National Wildlife Refuge, Quogue. Presenter: Julie Hart (project coordinator)

March 15, 2:00 pm, Kirkland Bird Club, Kirkland. Presenter: Julie Hart (project coordinator)

March 20, 7:30 pm, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, Elm Park Methodist Church, Oneonta. Presenter: Julie Hart (project coordinator)

March 25, 7:00 pm, Southern Adirondack Audubon, Saratoga Springs Library, Saratoga Springs. Presenter: Julie Hart (project coordinator)

May 21, 6:30 pm, Indian River Lakes Conservancy, Redwood Hill Preserve, Redwood. Presenter: Julie Hart (project coordinator)

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Training Workshops

Training workshops focus on how to apply the breeding codes (including a fun photo quiz!) and how to enter data to the Atlas using eBird. Workshops are 3 hrs long and should be hosted at a facility with a large screen, wi-fi, and tables for people to work at. Participants create an eBird account before the workshop and are asked to bring a laptop, tablet, or mobile phone to practice data entry. Contact Julie to organize a workshop for your club or organization.

Atlas workshop at the Adirondack Interpretive Center August 2019. Photo by Pat Thaxton.

2019

Nov 10, 9:00 am, Hubbard Lodge, Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park, Cold Spring. Presenter: Julie Hart (project coordinator) and Anne Swaim (regional coordinator)

Nov 19, 6:00 pm, New York City Audubon, New York. Presenter: Julie Hart (project coordinator) and Molly Adams (regional coordinator)

2020

Jan 18, 1:00 pm, Montezuma Audubon Center, Savannah. This workshop will focus primarily on how to use eBird. Presenter: Julie Hart (project coordinator) 

March 15, 2:00 pm, Kirkland Bird Club, Kirkland. The workshop will follow the public talk. Presenter: Julie Hart (project coordinator)

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Field Trips

Field trips are a great way for bird clubs to help support the atlas. You can organize an atlas-focused field trip to survey priority blocks in your area or target difficult birds, like owls and nightjars. Atlasing is slightly different from normal birding, and it’s helpful for new atlasers to go out with experienced people. Plus, it’s fun to atlas in groups!

2020

May 23, morning walk, Indian River Lakes Conservancy, Redwood. Leader: Julie Hart (project coordinator)

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Blockbusting Events

Look for blockbusting events starting in 2020! Blockbusting events are fun-filled weekends where we split up in teams to atlas in remote blocks. It’s a great opportunity to explore new areas and meet fellow atlasers. If you want to help organize a blockbusting event in your area, please coordinate with Julie or your regional coordinator.

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Volunteer Events

We are hosting an Atlas Kick-off Party in early summer 2020! This will be a fun event where you can meet the atlas team, learn about the project, get expert tips on atlasing, and meet fellow atlasers.

We are looking for an Event Coordinator! If you enjoy planning events and want to share your love for birds with the NY birdwatching community, please contact Julie to volunteer.

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