MBBA2 www.mibirdatlas.org Finally!

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MBBA2 www.mibirdatlas.org Finally!

Postby Russ Emmons » Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:51 pm

After years of work, effort, & struggles the second Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas is finally up, online and most data is now accessible. :W The website is still "under construction" but mostly, at this time is complete!
I spent most of this PM going over the data but there is much more to see on it! One could spend all day going over the 2002-2008 submissions/data that is posted. Once one gets the hang of it, and is interested in Michigan birds distribution, it is easy to navigate through this website!
Many, many people contributed as volunteers and/or paid field staff to this project and the original MBBA1. I can say I'm proud to have significantly contributed and worked on both the MBBAs throughout the state as a paid field staff worker and as a volunteer--especially the original Atlas 1983-1988 which was published as a journal in 1991! (Michigan State University Press) When ALL data is complete for MBBA2 the Atlas will be publicized and likely DVDs etc. will be available :R Complete documentation and data for the original MBBA 1 is on this website!

Go to http://www.mibirdatlas.org Easy to use instructions for navigating through the site are posted.

Russ Emmons Field Staff worker 1983-1989; 2001-2008
Region 10 coordinator, Kalkaska, Missaukee, Crawford, Roscommon countys 1983-1989; Kalkaska, Missaukee, Crawford countys 2001-2008; Region 22 coordinator St. Clair & Macomb countys, 2001--2008

(I've been waiting for some time to be able to post this :!: ) Sandy can we "sticky" this?
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Re: MBBA2 www.mibirdatlas.org Finally!

Postby SandyLee » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:22 pm

It's officially "stuck" Russ!

What a FABULOUS resource! Thank you Russ (and all others!) for your work to make this a reality!

- Sandy
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Re: MBBA2 www.mibirdatlas.org Finally!

Postby jdsmaguire » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:21 pm

Thanks Russ! It must feel good to see things coming to fruition.
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Re: MBBA2 www.mibirdatlas.org Finally!

Postby Snowbird » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:23 am

Wow Russ what a wonderful resource. I know I will enjoy using it to identify birds I see.
Just wow!!!
Congrats on a job well done!!!
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Re: MBBA2 www.mibirdatlas.org Finally!

Postby Danaduck » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:53 am

Thank you for your dedication and donation of your talents.
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Re: MBBA2 www.mibirdatlas.org Finally!

Postby Michigander » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:42 pm

Thanks for all your work and for sharing this tremendous resource with us, much appreciated!! Just browsed it so far but I know I will be spending some time gleaning information from this site.
Thanks again,
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Re: MBBA2 www.mibirdatlas.org Finally!

Postby FredZ » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:42 am

Wow Russ, I just thumbed through it. A lot of info. to digest. Thank you everyone for all the hard work :}
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Re: MBBA2 www.mibirdatlas.org Finally!

Postby Danaduck » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:31 pm

Russ, I am using the atlas a number of times every week as a help in identification and as a cross reference to ebird planning small trips. I am also using a couple from other states as I plan my spring trip to the Gulf Coast.

Thanks. Give our thanks also to other staff members because your work is both practical, useful and important.

Sincerely, Dana
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