If you ever watch birds in New York, you can be a part of the Breeding Bird Atlas! Everyone is encouraged to participate from 2020-2024. Beginner and advanced birders alike can enhance their birding experience by observing bird behaviors. And you can be involved as little or as much as you want. Whenever you go birding—be it in your backyard, at your summer camp, or in your favorite park—every sighting counts!
Detailed information including instructions and tutorials on how to participate can be found on the official NY BBA website.
For convenience, here are some links to some of the most useful pages and other helpful resources:
BBA Block Mapper (Request your favorite block!)
NY BBA eBird Portal
History and goals
Instructions on how to atlas
Handbooks and other materials
+++++RBA Field Tally Sheet
+++++NYS BBA Field Tally Sheet
Hotspots and Public Lands in Local Priority Blocks
Rochester area mentor match