The Atlas of Australian
of the The New Atlas of Australian Birds, the Atlas is now
in its ongoing phase where it continues to grow as one of the most
important environmental databases in the world. Atlas data forms
the basis for research such as The
State of Australia's Birds.
The Atlas would
not exist without the efforts of our 7,000+ atlassers, who spend
many hours in the field equipped with binoculars, field guides,
GPS units and notebooks.
To support our
atlassers and the ongoing Atlas, Birds Australia has launched Birdata.
This is a new web site devoted to the Atlas where atlassers can
enter new data and gain feedback about their surveys and sites.
isn't just about data entry. At its core is sophisticated software
that maps the distribution of every Australian bird. General birdlists
for any part of the country are also available by clicking on the
note that the paper Atlas forms will continue to be used. Birdata
provides an electronic data entry point for those that wish to use
Join the Atlas
If you could
like to become an atlasser please contact Andrew
Silcocks at the Birds Australia National
of the Atlas Project
and search methods
newsletter for the latest atlas news (#21,
604 kb PDF)
contact list (20 kb PDF) and
map (100 kb PDF)
a high quality sample page from The New Atlas of Australian
- 376 kb