[CT Birds] Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas 2

elphick at sbcglobal.net elphick at sbcglobal.net
Tue Dec 10 17:57:02 EST 2013


See below for great news from across the border. Getting an atlas out, especially so soon after data collection is completed is a major feat. Kudos to Joan and all those involved with the Massachusetts atlas project (at least a few of which are from CT).

Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT

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> Hello Atlas Folk,
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> It has been a busy few weeks here at Mass Audubon.
> ·         We released out Atlas summary document, State of the Birds 2013 - Massachusetts Breeding Birds: A Closer Look in both print, website, and as a .pdf (at www.massaudubon.org/sotb). Email me if you would like a print copy. The State of the Birds data library is pretty cool – linked through the Find a Bird tool on the website.
> ·         We released our BBA2 website at www.massaudubon.org/bba2. All the content that is in the eBook is available on the website for free.
> ·         And today iTunes launched our BBA2 as an eBook, which I think is the first Atlas eBook.  It is easy to find on iTunes, but here is a link https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/massachusetts-breeding-bird/id766503987?mt=11 The eBook is $24.99 USD
> ·         We are almost done prepping the print-on-demand “real” book option. That will be available through our website in a week or so – likely in the $100 USD range (gulp)
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> I am including a blurb from Scott Weidensaul, who graciously reviewed the book for us. It was a lot of fun, and I think it came out quite “readable”, which was our intent.
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> ·         Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas 2 is now available on iTunes!
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> ·         Mass Audubon has just released the Breeding Bird Atlas 2, a must-have for everyone who loves the nature of Massachusetts. As Scott Weidensaul said of the book, “It's hard to overstate what a treasure-trove the Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas 2 represents. From its fascinating history on each species of breeding bird, to the often dramatic changes in distribution since the 1970s, this work sets a new standard for such atlases. It's a rich, informative and incredibly interesting resource for anyone … made all the better by John Sill's gorgeous illustrations.”
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> Thanks to all of you for your generous help along the way, and for blazing the trail.
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> Cheers!
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> Joan
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> Joan Walsh 
> Director of Bird Monitoring
> Mass Audubon
> State of the Birds www.massaudubon.org/sotb
> Atlas 2 www.massaudubon.org/bba2
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