• Pileated Woodpecker ML344481161
    By Julie Hart October 20, 2021

    Field work for the second year of the Atlas is pretty much over and we're already starting to look at the data that piled in this year. So far, 2395 atlasers have submitted more than a quarter million checklists, more than a million observations with a breeding code, and spent more than 500 years in the field.

  • White-winged Crossbill ML356942241
    By Julie Hart October 20, 2021

    Like their counterpart the Red Crossbill, White-winged Crossbills are nomadic, following the available cone crop and settling down to breed where they find a large food supply. We can't be sure when or where we may run into them, but we can increase our chances by following large-scale movements of crossbills (called irruptions) and learning a bit about their biology.

  • By Julie Hart October 20, 2021

    The individuals behind the atlas effort are just as interesting as the birds we’re observing. This spotlight features atlaser Chris Rockwell, the top atlaser in Erie County.

  • By Julie Hart September 24, 2021

    The first annual Big Atlas Weekend was a success with 435 atlasers in NY documenting 206 species and submitting 1888 checklists the weekend of June 25-27! Congratulations to Jeanne Verhulst for submitting a complete checklist with at least one confirmed grassland species!

  • By Julie Hart September 24, 2021

    The first annual Big Atlas Weekend was a success with 435 atlasers in NY documenting 206 species and submitting 1888 checklists the weekend of June 25-27! Congratulations to Jerry Skinner for submitting a complete Atlas checklist with at least one coded species!

  • By Julie Hart September 24, 2021

    The first annual Big Atlas Weekend was a success with 435 atlasers in NY documenting 206 species and submitting 1888 checklists the weekend of June 25-27! Congratulations to Sue Barth for submitting a complete checklist of 5 minutes or more for a priority block with no visits!

  • By Julie Hart September 24, 2021

    The first annual Big Atlas Weekend was a success with 435 atlasers in NY documenting 206 species and submitting 1888 checklists the weekend of June 25-27! Congratulations to Amy Kahn for submitting a complete checklist with at least one confirmed species in a priority block!

  • By Julie Hart September 24, 2021

    The first annual Big Atlas Weekend was a success with 435 atlasers in NY documenting 206 species and submitting 1888 checklists the weekend of June 25-27! Congratulations to Emma DeLeon for being a new atlaser and submitting an Atlas checklist for the first time ever!

  • Barn Swallow ML254135611
    By Team eBird September 23, 2021

    Researchers compared online eBird observations from the United States and Canada from before and during the pandemic. According to this new study, eighty percent of the bird species examined were reported in greater numbers in human-altered habitats during pandemic lockdowns.

  • By Julie Hart September 3, 2021

    Every month from March through August we are running a monthly challenge that highlights a timely aspect of the breeding cycle and gives you a chance to win some Atlas gear. The August challenge was to confirm breeding for a late breeder–American Goldfinch or Cedar Waxwing.