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All-Zoom (no in-person) 7:00 PM: Beginning of Socializing. 7:30-9:30 PM: Meeting – Progress Update on the Maryland & DC Breeding Bird Atlas 3 by Gabriel Foley

Two years of data collection are now complete for the Maryland & DC Breeding Bird Atlas 3 (BBA3). This five-year community science project is documenting the distribution, abundance, and timing of each bird species that breeds in Maryland or DC. When complete, the BBA3 dataset can be compared to similar past projects and will provide an unparalleled record of how local bird distributions have changed over the last 40 years. Atlas Coordinator Gabriel Foley will provide an overview of how the project collects data, an update on the current status, and discuss how you can get involved and submit your own observations.


Gabriel Foley is an avid birder from the prairie province of Saskatchewan, Canada. While at the University of Regina, he researched nighthawk habitat use in Canada’s boreal forest; then he studied White-browed Sparrow-Weaver nest-building behavior at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He coordinated Saskatchewan’s nightjar surveys and hosted a weekly nature radio show, The Prairie Naturalist. Now, he is excited to be the Coordinator for the Maryland & DC Breeding Bird Atlas 3. You can connect with him at mddcbba3@mdbirds.org.

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