Everything you need to conduct surveys!
A user guide containing background on the project, when and where to survey, how to collect and submit data, how to determine adequate block coverage, and how to report rare species.
Use the interactive map viewer to download block maps. Maps of all blocks are provided in both PDF and digital form.
The list of breeding codes we will be using, their definitions, and examples of usage. Also see the breeding code page.
A guideline to when each species winters, migrates, and breeds in NY.
A chart with the codes that are acceptable to use for each species. Use this chart to determine when you can use S – Singing Bird for species that don’t sing but make other breeding sounds, FL – Recently Fledged Young for precocial species, and CF – Carrying Food for species that use food in their courtship rituals.
A short guide for recognizing fledglings. Features the top 20 most frequently reported species from the second Atlas. *NEW*
The Hints on Haunts guidelines were compiled during the first atlas and contain tips on confirming over 70 species of breeding birds. Most of the information is still valid today. Download and read this historical atlas treasure!
If you aren’t using the mobile app, here are some data sheets to help you record your observations in the field.
A letter to introduce private landowners to the project and request permission to access their land. A thank you letter for after you visit is also provided.
Placard for placing on your windshield while conducting surveys. Please obey all traffic laws and respect private property.
Visit our online shop to purchase a car magnet to put on your car while conducting surveys.
Car Magnet (Zazzle)