North American Ornithological Atlas Committee, facilitates and encourages
the use of bird atlases for
mapping and monitoring birds in the Americas,
particularly to help with their conservation and management.
The role of NORAC
includes providing information resources such as guidelines for atlasing
standards, as well as regular means of communication between states,
provinces and countries involved in and/or planning bird atlases.
Communication tools include meetings,
resources posted on this website, and the
Next meeting (tentative)
Estes Park, Colorado, USA
This workshop will be an all day meeting, held in conjunction with the
joint meeting of AOU, COS, and SCO. More details will be posted closer
to the meeting date.
First draft of NORAC's Atlas Handbook is now available
During the past couple of years, we have been working on a handbook of
best practices for Breeding Bird Atlases. Topics include:
quantitative sampling, publishing an atlas, data management systems,
managing volunteers, and many others. A first draft of the handbook
chapters is now available for review on the