The third Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas (Atlas-3) Launch Weekend video series provides volunteers with everything you need to know about atlassing and how you can get involved. Thanks for your interest in and support of Ontario’s breeding birds.
Welcome new birders! This session will cover beginner bird identification, as well as the different ways that new birders can participate in Atlas-3!
Join our panel of young birders as they discuss how young atlassers can participate in Atlas-3. The panel will be followed by a Q&A.
Introduction to Atlassing
This session will touch on everything you need to know about Atlassing, including: the Atlas-3 goals and targets, what roles are available, how to atlas your square, and much more.
Breeding Codes and Safe Dates
Learn about breeding evidence and safe dates charts, including the different levels and categories of breeding evidence and when to use various breeding evidence codes, as well as how to tell the migrant birds from the breeders.
This session will focus on advanced atlassing topics such as: point counts, special surveys including owls and marsh birds, and tips for nest searches and locating ‘hard to find’ species.
This session will provide a walkthrough on how to collect and submit data using both the NatureCounts online portal, and the NatureCounts app.
This session will provide an overview of the work being done by the Indigenous Engagement Committee, followed by a panel discussion that provides practical advice and suggestions for atlassers on engaging with Indigenous communities and individuals.
Learn about the three types of significant species (e.g., Provincially Rare, Regionally Rare, and Species of Interest), why they are important, and how to document them during Atlas-3.
Atlas-3 is a partnership of Birds Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service (Environment and Climate Change Canada), Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – Government of Ontario, Ontario Field Ornithologists (OFO) and Ontario Nature. This event was generously supported by the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.