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Breeding Bird Atlas

From 1994-2001, the Breeding Bird Atlas project initiated by DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division collected more than 150,000 records to document the range of 182 species that breed in Georgia. This effort provided a baseline to gauge future changes in distribution. The data collected are critical to conservation planning and provide a starting point for many monitoring efforts.

The Breeding Bird Atlas of Georgia, a book that documents and archives results of the project, was completed in late 2009 and is available from the University of Georgia Press (www.ugapress.org). More than 500 copies have been sold. The atlas features species accounts, photographs and range maps for each breeding bird species found during the project. The lead editor and two of the other three editors are Nongame Conservation Section wildlife biologists.

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