2nd Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas
News and ResourcesSeason Two Summary is out!
Click here to check out highlights from our second season of data collection. Downloadable versions of Atlas coverage and species maps are available on the Atlas Maps page.
Data Entry Tutorials
- Atlas Data Entry Round 1: Recording Incidental Observations
- Atlas Data Entry Round 2: Submitting Complete Checklists
- Atlas Data Entry Round 3: Location Precision
- How and When to use the Priority Species Database
- Atlasing vs. eBirding: When to submit checklists to the Atlas portal
- Switching between eBird portals
- Tackling Tricky Breeding Codes Part 1: The Possibles
- Tackling Tricky Breeding Codes Part 2: The Probables
- Tackling Tricky Breeding Codes Part 3: The Confirmations
- Breeding Codes and Migratory Species
- Coding Late Breeders as Fall Migrants Arrive
- Atlasing After Dark: an Intro to Nocturnal Surveys
- Techniques for locating Raptor Nests
- Year of the Night Bird (YNB) - Eastern Screech Owl
- YNB - Northern Saw-whet Owl
- YNB - Barn Owl
- American Woodcock, the forest species few have seen
- How & When Breeding Birds Use Fruit
- Tips for Accurate ID of Crows and Ravens
- Myth-busting the VABBA2: Tackling Atlas Blocks with Teamwork
- Holiday birding can include breeding birds
- Finishing Atlas Blocks
- Meet Janet Paisley - Region 4
- Meet David Larsen - Region 2
- Meet James Fox - Region 1
- Meet Jesse and Robyn - Region 3
- Meet The Littles - Region 1
- Meet Garrett Rhyne - Region 8
- Meet Haley Olsen-Hodges - Region 8
- Meet Maeve and Joey - Region 5
- Meet Fred Atwood - Region 2
- Meet Kelly Krechmer - Region 7
Atlas Season One - 2016
Click here to view an overview of the first year of the VABBA2 project: Season 1 Summary.
News Articles about the Atlas project
- What is the VABBA2 all about?
- VDGIF Wildlife Blog - Second VA Breeding Bird Atlas Launches!
- Read the Herald Courier article about the atlas! - Click here
- For the Birds: Project seeks Southwest Virginia volunteers in the Roanoke Times.
- VA Wildlife Magazine - On the Hunt for VA's Breeding Birds
- Cornell's Birds of North America Online: an excellent reference for comprehensive life history information on all North American birds. Atlas volunteers now receive a discounted membership! Contact Ashley (atlas coordinator) about receiving this discount.
- Check out this helpful link for testing and certifying your bird knowledge: Birder Certification Online
- Cornell's All About Birds site is fantastic resource for atlas volunteers looking for more detailed species information than what can be found
- Check out a great website for Beginner Birder resources, suggested by Hallie, a young birder from NY!
- Download our Young Birders Worksheet for a simplified datasheet that kids can use to collect breeding information. (Parents, please help your young birders enter their observations into the Atlas eBird portal.)
- For an interesting page recommended by one of our younger birders, Anabel. Check out Birds in the Air for lots of useful birdwatching links.