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Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas 2 - Public session Volunteer Training by Ashley Peele

Frying Pan Farm Classroom

Saturday, April 1st

Limited to 24 participants – laptop required

*Register to Ashley Peele via Google Form using the button below (County staff can access this link from a phone or personal computer) by March 24*

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The second Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas (VABBA2) is a survey of all bird species breeding in the state. Data collected will help map the distribution and status of Virginia’s breeding bird community in order to better inform our natural resource and conservation decisions.  The VABBA2 is a citizen science project, with volunteers conducting most of the key data collection.    You do not have to be an expert to contribute to this project. 

Volunteers collect information not only on the identity and number of birds they observe, but also evidence of breeding behavior. The Atlas use a series of breeding codes to describe the different types of breeding behavior that may be observed. Survey data will be entered into the Atlas' eBird portal.

Who should volunteer?

Anyone who observes birds, even just those in your yard, can report data on breeding bird observations in Virginia. We encourage experienced birders to sign up as the principal atlaser (or volunteer surveyor) for one or more atlas blocks. Newer birders may consider teaming up with one or two more experienced birding friends to cover an atlas block together.  The project will continue from 2016 through the 2020 breeding season.

Kristen Sinclair, Ecologist III
Inventory and Planning Program Manager
Natural Resources Branch || Resource Management Division
Fairfax County Park Authority                                 
Phone: (703) 324-8559