The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds of Southern Quebec is the culmination of the largest ornithological project undertaken in Quebec for a quarter of a century. From 2010 to 2014, hundreds of birders spent more than 100,000 hours surveying the various habitats of southern Quebec. There they collected half a million nesting records.
The book presents the most up-to-date information on the distribution and abundance of the 253 bird species that breed in Quebec below 50.5 ° N latitude. Beautifully illustrated with nearly 500 photographs and more than 1000 color maps, this book incorporates the results of the first atlas (1984-1989), showing the changes that have occurred in bird populations for a quarter of a century.
The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds of Southern Quebec is intended for a wide audience. You will find it contains a vast amount of information. It is a well-documented work (more than 1000 references), essential for birders, students, researchers, conservation organizations, municipalities, consulting firms, promoters, etc. It is a valuable tool that will guide many of Quebec's bird conservation projects over the next few decades.
The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds of Southern Quebec is published jointly by the Regroupement QuébecOiseaux, the Canadian Wildlife Service (Environment and Climate Change Canada) and Bird Studies Canada.
All proceeds from the sale of this new atlas will be donated to the Atlas Fund, a fund managed by the Regroupement QuébecOiseaux, which aims to conserve birds in Quebec.