End of Atlas Winter Surveys in Sight

February 10, 2011 at 10:22 am Leave a comment

Fieldwork for the final winter of the Atlas comes to a close at the end of February so we have just over two weeks to complete our late visits to tetrads (TTVs) and to fill in gaps in species lists through Roving Records.

Birdwatching

Birdwatching by Morinoko, on Flickr

We would like to thank you for making a special effort to help with fieldwork, especially during the very bad weather in November and December. We are delighted with the winter coverage so far.

The priorities between now and the end of February are:

We encourage you to enter your records promptly as we are continually assessing coverage and making plans to fill in gaps over the final couple of weeks.

As always, there is a wealth of local information to be found in the Regional Results.

  • fill in gaps in species lists.  The 10-km squares requiring most help are shown in the Roving Gaps.  There are still species to find even in 10-km squares that have been fairly well covered. The ‘Priority Squares’ feature (accessed by logging in to Bird Atlas and viewing ‘Data Home’) lists species which have been recorded around your home 10-km square but not in your square.  Are there any species that might be able to find in the habitats in your 10-km square?
  • complete your late winter Timed Tetrad Visits. If you think you will not manage this please inform Wayne immediately so the tetrads can be reallocated.
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