Atlas Partners

The Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario if the result of a partnership between the 5 following organizations.

As in the first Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas, Bird Studies Canada (formerly Long Point Bird Observatory) is a proud partner in the delivery of the second atlas project. BSC is Canada's largest non-government organization dedicated to the study of wild birds and their habitats, drawing upon the skills and enthusiasm of volunteers who are engaged in meaningful "citizen science." For more information, contact: Bird Studies Canada, P.O. Box 160, Port Rowan, ON, N0E 1M0. Toll free, 1-888-448-BIRD; fax: 519-586-3532; generalinfo@bsc-eoc.org; Web: www.bsc-eoc.org.
Environment Canada's Canadian Wildlife Service manages wildlife matters that are the responsibility of the federal government. These include protection and management of migratory birds, nationally significant habitat, and species at risk, as well as work on other wildlife issues of national and international importance. The department does research in many fields of wildlife biology and provides incentive programs for wildlife and habitat stewardship. As such, Environment Canada is pleased to support the Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas. For more information, visit: www.on.ec.gc.ca/wildlife.
The Ontario Field Ornithologists (OFO) is the provincial organization dedicated to the study of birds in Ontario. It publishes the journal Ontario Birds and the newsletter OFO News, operates the listserv Ontbirds, hosts field trips, holds an annual convention, oversees the Ontario Bird Records Committee (OBRC), and maintains the official provincial bird checklist. OFO is pleased to be an atlas partner, serving on the Management Board and committees. Its members were active participants as atlassers, species account authors, reviewers, and scientific editors. For more information, visit: www.ofo.ca.
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR) is responsible for the management and stewardship of Ontario's natural resources. Along with the other atlas partners, OMNR has been actively involved seeking support and collecting data (particularly in Northern Ontario) to deliver a world-class breeding bird atlas. OMNR also played a leadership role through direct involvement on the Management Board and various atlas committees. For more information on OMNR and its programs, visit: www.mnr.gov.on.ca.
Ontario Nature (formerly Federation of Ontario Naturalists) is very pleased to be a partner in the second Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas, building on the success of the first atlas project in the 1980s. Ontario Nature protects and restores natural habitats through research, education, and conservation action, connecting thousands of individuals and communities with nature. It champions wild areas and wildlife throughout Ontario and preserves essential habitat through its own system of nature reserves. Ontario Nature is a charitable organization representing over 140 member groups and 25,000 individuals across Ontario, many of whom were Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas volunteers. For more information, contact: Ontario Nature, Suite 201, 366 Adelaide Street West,Toronto ON, M5V 1R9. Toll free, 1-800-440-2366;Web: www.ontarionature.org.

 

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