Objectives for the Delaware Breeding Bird Atlas:
Ø To determine the current distribution of all bird species breeding within Delaware, as well as within specially designated areas.
Ø To assess changes relative to the first Delaware breeding bird atlas and establish protocols to allow for better comparisons with future atlases.
Ø To generate improved information on the status, distribution, abundance, and habitat associations of Species of Special Interest within Delaware.
Ø To be a forum for education and conservation awareness in Delaware.
Photo by Larry Graff
A downy woodpecker finds nourishment in Delaware woodlands
Outcomes anticipated from the Delaware Breeding Bird Atlas:
Ø Species-specific summaries of the breeding habits of Delaware’s birds.
Ø Detailed distribution maps for all bird species breeding in Delaware.
Ø Analysis of changes since the first atlas.
Ø General and species-specific conservation recommendations.
Ø Permanent records of the data collected that are electronically and conventionally published and available to all interested parties