We thank the Massachusetts Audubon Society for giving us the permission to present these data and Steve McRae of the Massachusetts Dept. of Fish and Game for sending us a copy of the atlas dataset as a GIS layer in October, 2004. Data are presented here by agreement between the Massachusetts Audubon Society, NBII, and USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.
Results should be
Bird Atlas Explorer (online resource). 2016. U.S. Geological Survey
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. <Date of access>. http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bba.
Data extracted from: Petersen, Wayne R. and W. Roger Meservey, eds. 2003. Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas. Amherst, MA: Massachusetts Audubon Society. 441pp.
Any use of these data should be accompanied by the proper citation as shown above. For questions or to use large portions of the copyrighted dataset, please contact the Massachusetts Audubon Society.
Sponsorship for this project was provided by the Massachusetts Audubon Society with assistance from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.
Treatment of the received dataset
We imported the
with modifications as follows to better combine with other atlases or to match publication cited above:
We included data on two hybrids (Brewster's Warbler, confirmed, and Lawrence's Warbler, possible) recorded by the atlas that were not mapped in the published atlas.
We also decided to map species not mapped in the published atlas that were reported as PR or PO: Chuck-will's-widow, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Common Raven, Tennessee Warbler, and Cerulean Warbler.
Second atlas: Massachusetts 2007-2011 (published!)