From the Department of New and Noteworthy
The wait is over, Atlas faithful - the State of the Birds report has arrived! This landmark work of conservation science draws heavily on the data you've all put in so much work collecting for our Atlas. By putting that data together with other long-running studies such as the Breeding Bird Survey and the Christmas Bird Count, we can learn about the status of hundreds of Massachusetts bird species with unprecendented detail. This report would never have been possible without the tens of thousands of hours put in by volunteers like you, so go reap the fruits of your labor! The State of the Birds Website has PDF copies of the report available to download, as well as some very user-friendly and interesting search tools that let you examine what the data have to say about your favorite species. A limited number of print versions will also be distributed through local bird clubs and MAS sanctuaries.