Be part of the first Big Atlas Weekend June 25-27!

Matthew Medler

The New York State Atlas team is planning an exciting new event for this June: the first-ever Big Atlas Weekend! This event will be a fun way for birders across the state to focus on breeding birds, build birding skills, and come together as a birding community. There will also be a chance to win prizes in different Atlas categories.

If you’re missing the big day competitions or you just love to bird with a purpose, this is the event for you! 

You don’t have to be an expert to participate. We have designed challenges and prizes (free courses of your choosing from Cornell’s Bird Academy) for birders of all skill levels designed to focus your atlasing where we need it most. 

Plus, there will be a friendly competition between four states that are currently conducting atlases: Maine, Maryland-DC, New York, and North Carolina. 

Mark your calendar and plan to go atlasing between June 25 and June 27 so New York can claim bragging rights for the inaugural Big Atlas Weekend!

Matt Medler