Here in NY, we organize a breeding bird atlas every 20 years; the first was in 1980-85 and the second in 2000-2005. The third atlas (2020-2024) builds on the previous atlases by improving our understanding of changes in the distribution of breeding birds in the state, which in turn provide the basis for more informed conservation and management of birds and their habitats.

For the third atlas, we are using a special Atlas Portal in eBird for data entry. The Atlas Portal is designed to showcase the results of the atlas in real time. Once you submit a checklist, it will show up in the portal within an hour! This is a huge asset for the project. All participants can use the results to track progress and target effort where it is most needed.

Refer to the pages below to learn how to view results from the current atlas and read about results from past atlases.