The Second Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Southern Québec is the result of the largest ornithological project to be undertaken in Québec for a quarter of a century. From 2010 to 2014, hundreds of bird watchers spent more than 100,000 hours scouring the different habitats of southern Québec, an effort that enabled them to collect half a million records of nesting birds.
This book presents the most up-to-date information on the distribution and abundance of the 253 bird species that breed south of latitude 50.5°N in Québec. Beautifully illustrated with nearly 500 photographs and more than 1000 colour maps, this book incorporates the results of the first atlas (1984-1989), showing the changes that have taken place in our bird populations over the past quarter of a century.
The Second Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Southern Québec is intended for a wide audience. This solidly documented book (more than 1000 references) is a veritable mine of information, and is an essential for bird watchers, students, researchers, conservation organizations, municipalities, consulting firms, promoters, and many more. It is a valuable tool that will inform and guide bird conservation projects in Québec over the coming decades.
The Second Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Southern Québec is jointly published by the Regroupement QuébecOiseaux, the Canadian Wildlife Service (Environment and Climate Change Canada) and Bird Studies Canada.
All profits from the sale of this new Atlas will go into the Atlas Fund (Fonds Atlas), which is managed by the Regroupement QuébecOiseaux for the conservation of birds in Québec.
The pre-sale of the Second Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Southern Québec (Robert, Hachey, Lepage and Couturier, 2019) is now on. The book will be printed in early 2019, and will be available in bookstores in April. The presale will continue until 31 December 2018.
Why buy the book on pre-sale?
The pre-sale includes a special promotional offer and will only last a few weeks. Here are the benefits of buying the book in advance:
The pre-sale will allow the Atlas Team to raise the necessary funds to support the printing of the book, which will comprise 720 pages, approximately 500 photos and more than 1000 colour maps, and it will also help determine the print run.
Would you like to buy the book to give to someone special for Christmas, or for another occasion? If so, please note that anyone who purchases the Atlas during the pre-sale will be able to download a card (PDF format) that can be printed, completed and given to the lucky person.
To purchase the French version of the Second Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Southern Québec, please click here.
A digital version (PDF) of the Second Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Southern Québec will be available for $64.95, at the same time as it appears in bookstores.
There is, however, no pre-sale for the digital version.
|Editor(s)||Michel Robert, Marie-Hélène Hachey, Denis Lepage, Andrew R. Couturier|
|Number of pages||720|
|Number of pictures||458|
|Numbers of maps||1092|
|Number of graphics||494|
|Other figures or tables||39|