Atlaser Spotlight

CRI’s own David R. Smith is the Carroll County Coordinator for the Maryland & DC Breeding Bird Atlas 3 and featured in the Atlaser Spotlight of their January 2022 newsletter! Click on the Download PDF button below to read the entire Spotlight and learn more about David and atlasing.

What is the best thing about atlasing?
I love slowing down my birding to fully appreciate the nuances of birds. Atlasing, unlike counts or big days, requires patience in following a bird’s behaviors to look for clues that it is breeding. I often learn so much just by spending quality time with a bird in its breeding habitat. And more times than not, I am rewarded with a nice Confirmation of breeding.

– David R. Smith, Maryland & DC Breeding Bird Atlas 3 January 2022 Newsletter