Bird Atlas has long been used as an effective tool worldwide to collect information of numbers, species and breeding status of birds. We could also compare the results of new bird atlas to the previous ones to know the gain and loss of species and maybe the relationship to changes in habitats, as well as identify species and areas of particular conservation concern.
It has been long since the last breeding atlas in 1993-96 and winter atlas in 2001-05 in Hong Kong. We think it would be the time to update them!
Hong Kong is divided into more than a thousand 1km2 grids, which is quite a large number so we need a lot of surveyors. Survey months are limited but dates will be flexible. We target to complete both the breeding and winter atlases in three years’ time, from 2016 to 2019, and set up an open access online database to enhance sharing of results with public. We must need help from all of you to ensure the surveys to be completed!
Will you be interested to join the surveys?
Briefing Session for The Bird Atlas Project
We will introduce bird atlas projects worldwide, the participation method and survey mythology of The Hong Kong Bird Atlas.
** For those who are interested but not available on 1 Dec, please also fill in the form and we will contact you when there is any update. Thanks!
Date: 1 December, 2016 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Venue: HKBWS Lai Chi Kok office (7C, V Ga Building, 532 Castle Peak Road, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon)
Recruitment Target: Enthusiastic about bird watching, have at least 1 year of bird watching experience
Speaker: Ms Helen Fong, HKBWS Project Officer
Online form: https://goo.gl/forms/8Sa5KVfb9WHk3Ja22
, or send us your (1) Name, (2) E-mail Address and (3) Contact No. to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much for all birdwatchers who participated in the previous breeding season!!! We will send you confirmation and feedback for the data collected in the coming week. Very sorry for the late reply. The guidelines of the bird atlas will also be sent again to all of you as a reminder, as well as the survey grids confirmation before the winter survey.