Atlas 2 (2001-2005)
The Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario, 2001-2005 is the most authoritative and up-to-date resource on birds and bird distribution in the province. With over 400 colour photographs, the atlas provides detailed information on the distribution and population status of Ontario birds. It includes more than 900 maps illustrating the breeding range for all Ontario species, and range changes since the first atlas twenty years ago. Innovative new maps and population estimates for many species reveal how numbers vary across the province’s vast and diverse landscape.
The atlas represents an enormous coordinated effort by over 3,000 birders who surveyed the province from Lake Erie to Hudson Bay. It summarizes the state of Ontario birds, including information on each species’ biology and abundance. Special sections analyze changes in bird populations and distribution, indicating which species are most imperiled and which are thriving.
The Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario, 2001-2005 is the definitive reference not only for birdwatchers and biologists, but for anyone with an interest in nature and the state of the environment. It will be of great interest to all naturalists and an invaluable tool for those trying to understand the impacts of changing land-use, habitat loss and pollution on the natural world.
Published by: Bird Studies Canada, Environment Canada, Ontario Field Ornithologists, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, and Ontario Nature. Editors: Michael D. Cadman, Donald A. Sutherland, Gregor G. Beck, Denis Lepage, and Andrew R. Couturier.
You can now order your copy of the Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario, 2001-2005.
You can place your order online through the Ontario Nature website, or you can contact Ontario Nature by phone
1-800-440-2366 toll free or 416-444-8419 ext. 234 in the GTA.
You can view sample layouts from the Atlas. The book is hard cover, over 700 pages long, and:
- Is beautifully designed, with full-colour, state-of-the-art maps and photographs accompanying each of the more than 300 species accounts;
- Contains detailed maps showing the current distribution of each breeding species in the province, and how its distribution has changed over the past 20 years;
- Provides the first detailed maps of the relative abundance of many species in Ontario;
- Contains easy to read species accounts providing an overview of the species’ breeding range and habitat, distribution, population status and history in Ontario, emphasizing changes from the first atlas, plus information on breeding biology and abundance;
- Has information on Ontario’s biogeography, overall changes in bird populations, ranges, and trends, and an overview of atlas results;
- Mentions all participants and contributors by name.
The sponsors of the Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas extend their sincere thanks to the numerous supporters, contributors, and volunteers of this enormous and important bird research and conservation project. The following listing of atlas friends and collaborators illustrates the extent of participation and the strength of the partnerships involved.
The sponsors of the Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas have made every effort to acknowledge and include the names of all contributors and project supporters, but should any names have been inadvertently omitted, please accept our sincere apologies and notify us immediately so that corrections can be made here and in other materials.
The Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas thanks the following for their financial support:
|Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources|
|Canadian Boreal Initiative|
|Edwards Charitable Foundation||Human Resources and Skills Development Canada’s Summer Career Placement Program||The McLean Foundation|
|De Beers Canada Inc.||Eagle Optics.ca|
The Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas thanks the following for providing in-kind support:
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Abitibi-Consolidated Company of Canada Limited
Algonquin Forestry Authority
Air Creebec Inc.
Bird Studies Canada
Bowater Canada Incorporated
Canadian Forest Service
Canoe Frontier Expeditions
De Beers Canada Inc.
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Kanipahow Kamps and Adams Lake Outfitters
Musselwhite Mine (Goldcorp Canada Ltd.)
Nature and Outdoor Tourism Ontario
Northern Ontario Native Tourism Association
North Star Air Ltd.
|OMNR Aviation Services
Ontario Field Ornithologists
Pine Portage Lodge
Spruce Shores Lodge
University of Guelph, Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Viking Island Lodge
Weyerhaeuser Company of Canada
Wildlife Habitat Canada
The Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas thanks the following First Nation communities and organizations for their participation and support of the project:
North Spirit Lake