Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas 3 Download as iCal file
Friday 21 October 2022, 07:30pm - 09:00pm

Alex Mills will give us information about the 3rd Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas which is currently underway


Data collection for the Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas 3 (Atlas-3) began on January 1, 2021. Volunteer birders will count and record the presence of breeding birds across Ontario – from the south to the north – for five years.


Atlas-3 is a partnership between the same five organizations as Atlas-2: Birds Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service (Environment and Climate Change Canada), Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry – Government of Ontario, Ontario Field Ornithologists (OFO), and Ontario Nature


The goal of the Atlas is to map the distribution and relative abundance of Ontario’s approximately 300 species of breeding birds – from as far south as Middle Island in Lake Erie, to Hudson Bay in the north.


The data collected over five years provides essential information for researchers, scientists, government officials and conservation professionals. It will guide environmental policies and conservation strategies for years to come


Alex is a long-time Nature Barrie member. He has had a life-long and passionate fascination with birds -- so much so that he eventually earned a PhD in ornithology. He is now a Biology professor at York University, where he teaches a variety of subjects and where he has recently been engaged in a study of tracking nocturnal migration using GPS tags. One of his ongoing interests is the promotion of citizen science projects. In particular, he has been involved with all three versions of the Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas, which he will be speaking about tonight.

Location Northwest Barrie United Church, 464 Ferndale Drive North, Barrie