Silvereye/Tahou by Dan Burgin

We recently ran a webinar on the Atlas through the Predator Free NZ Trust. We’re grateful for the opportunity and loved talking to those who joined. You can watch it online here.


During the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown we hosted live Webinars that were free to participate in via Zoom. They ran every Friday at 1300 (NZ time) for 4 weeks starting Friday 3rd April 2020. We covered the basics of the Atlas and eBird, including the smartphone app, and went into more advanced information,  giving our tips and tricks and answering your questions live. These are now all available to watch via YouTube below.

These webinars have been fantastic for us and we’d love to continue using them as a means to support and inform Atlas participants for the remainder of the scheme, so your thoughts are welcome!

Webinar topics

  1. April 3rd Introduction to the eBird smartphone app – Watch here – Chat File available for download here

A basic introduction to the eBird smartphone app – from downloading the app, selecting the right settings, to entering, editing and sharing checklists!

April 10th The Atlas Portal – Watch here – Chat File available for download here

Essentially the next step– learn where your data goes and how to share and edit checklists within the app and online. We’ll also be covering how to submit media (photos and audio) with your checklists through the online portal!

  1. April 17th Atlas Data – Watch here – Chat file available for download here

Learn how your data will be used and why it matters. We’ll discuss the data validation process and how you can view and download data from the eBird website.

  1. April 24th Exploring the Atlas Portal to plan Atlasing – Watch here – Chat file available for download here

An introduction to the Explore data functions which can be used to guide Atlas field trip planning and much more!

We look forward to hosting more of these webinars, and hope that as many people as possible can take part. We hope it’s sparked a greater awareness and passion that we all have for this incredible scheme.

Kia kaha.

New Zealand Bird Atlas Team