NORAC, the 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 NORAC listserv.

Recent News:

Next meeting (tentative)

September 2014
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 NORAC wiki site.   

The NORAC website is hosted and maintained by Bird Studies Canada

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