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Presentation by Michel Robert: Second Quebec Breeding Bird Atlas

2017/12/04 @ 19:30 - 21:00

BPQ Monthly Meeting and Lecture

Monday, December 4th, 2017
7:30 PM
Location: Kensington Presbyterian Church, 6225 Godfrey Ave NDG

Join us for the last monthly meeting of 2017 to celebrate the end of our centennial year and for what is sure to be an interesting presentation.

Creating the Second Quebec Breeding Bird Atlas

A Presentation by Michel Robert,
Atlas Coordinator

You’re invited to an evening with Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) biologist Michel Robert for a look at what’s involved in producing the Second Quebec Breeding Bird Atlas and an update on the progress of this important conservation project.

Bird Protection Quebec and its members have contributed to the project in a number of significant ways. BPQ grants funded three survey teams ( 2013,2014,2015), members collected data in the southern part of the province, as well as compiled data and photographs.

The Atlas is a collaborative undertaking of the Regroupement QuébecOiseaux, the Canadian Wildlife Service and Bird Studies Canada and will be published in two phases. Phase one is currently in production and will feature 253 bird species accounts compiled from data collected between 2010 and 2014 in southern Quebec. It will include information about geographical distribution and changes that have occurred over the last quarter century since the publication of the first Atlas in 1995.

The second phase will include the results of the still ongoing data collection for northern Quebec (the region north of 50° 30′ N), which was not included in the first atlas.

Michel Robert is a biologist at the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) of Environment Canada, where he has worked since 1995. He is the coordinator of the second Quebec Breeding Bird Atlas and has worked exclusively on this project for the past ten years. His previous work at the CWS focused on species at risk, notably Wild Turkey, Loggerhead Shrike, Yellow Rail, Harlequin Duck, Barrow’s Goldeneye, and Sedge Wren.

As a volunteer, Michel was a member of the editorial board of the magazine QuébecOiseaux from 1996 to 2004. He has authored approximately 100 publications, ranging from scientific papers and technical reports to popular science articles. Michel participated in the first Québec Breeding Bird Atlas (1984-1989), both in the field and as author of 24 accounts.





Kensington Presbyterian Church
6225 Godfrey Avenue Godfrey Avenue
NDG, Montreal, Qc.



19:30 - 21:00
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