The Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas II
School of Environment & Natural Resources
The Ohio State University
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The primary goal of Ohio's second breeding bird atlas (OBBA II) is to document the statewide distribution and abundance of breeding birds in Ohio from 2006-2011. This cooperative effort has engaged the participation of 900 volunteer bird enthusiasts and has documented over 200 species of breeding birds. The Atlas will generate an invaluable database on the current status of breeding bird populations and provides a unique opportunity to examine distributional changes since Ohio's first breeding bird atlas in the early 1980s. This is especially timely given increasing concerns about the impact of climate change on wildlife populations. Atlas data will serve as the basis for making informed decisions about bird conservation within Ohio and the region. By engaging Ohio's citizens in this cooperative effort, OBBA II fosters interaction among birders and heightens public awareness of bird conservation in the state.
Discussion at this Science Café will be led by Paul Rodewald, Director of the Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas II, and Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at Ohio State University.
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Here is an audio recording of this science cafe in mp3 format.