to the 2000-2006 Alabama Breeding Bird Atlas web site.
Breeding bird atlas projects are designed
to map the distribution of breeding
birds within a geographic area - in this instance, Alabama. The
distribution maps and
tables were generated using data collected
10-square-mile areas by volunteer surveyors, conservation
organizations and agencies,
and interested individuals who
reported birds seen during their nesting season.
The atlas results posted on this
provide a complete and reliable picture of breeding bird distribution
should prove useful to scientists, conservationists, land managers, and
government agencies, as well as casual observers simply interested in
learning more about birds. The data provided by this web site
will serve as a suitable baseline against which comparisons can be made
20 or 200 years from now as we monitor our changing planet.
Included with the species map pages are excellent links to web sites
that provide additional information (e.g., pictures, vocalizations,
range maps, status of species in Alabama, and natural history). For
those interested in a printed copy of a species map, a "print quality" pdf
file accompanies each map or maps can be downloaded from the
The primary objectives of the web
To provide breeding distribution maps for every bird
species breeding in Alabama.
To provide maps that display a 12% sample of
reliably studied areas useful for statistical projections and as a
baseline against which future changes in the status of breeding
birds in Alabama can be measured.
To provide tables that
help summarize and interpret atlas results.
To provide additional
maps and links to sites that can help interpret the atlas results and help
people learn more about birds.
We hope you enjoy the site and return often.
Alabama Breeding Bird Atlas Committee
of the AOS
Alabama Breeding Bird Atlas - All Rights Reserved
Citation for website: Alabama Breeding Bird Atlas 2000-2006
Homepage. 22 January 2009, T. M. Haggerty (Editor), Alabama
[cited DAY MONTH YEAR ]. Available from: http://www.una.edu/faculty/thaggerty/BBA%20Homepage.htm.