Atlassing Articles

How citizen scientists are rapidly generating big distribution data: lessons from the Arewa Atlas Team, Nigerian Bird Atlas Project.

How citizen scientists are rapidly generating big distribution data: lessons from the Arewa Atlas Team, Nigerian Bird Atlas Project.

Abstract

The Arewa Atlas Team (AAT) in northern Nigeria has set an example for robust methodological data collection and made a big impact on the African Bird Atlas Project. To broaden national bird atlas projects and coverage across the continent, this … Read More

Jos Bird Club (JBC) May Outing: Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) and Global Big Day (GBD) 2022

Jos Bird Club (JBC) May Outing: Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) and Global Big Day (GBD) 2022

Jos is changing. I used to describe it as a big town but not anymore, this big town is now a city, an unplanned city that is rapidly growing backwards, threatening the core aspects that draw people to it. 
We now have serious traffic jam that keeps unsuspecting commuters … Read More

Birding or a taste of the Jungle: My first atlasing experience with the Arewa Atlas Team

Birding or a taste of the Jungle: My first atlasing experience with the Arewa Atlas Team

"I'm going to have fun even though it is challenging, I will just go anyway" - me to my friends about the Arewa atlas expedition I was about to embark on in Gombe. The Arewa Atlas Team (AAT), is a regional atlas team under the Nigerian Bird Atlas … Read More

The role of local communities in bird atlas project: lessons from the Nigerian Bird Atlas Project

The role of local communities in bird atlas project: lessons from the Nigerian Bird Atlas Project

The role of local communities in bird atlas project: lessons from the Nigerian Bird Atlas Project

Nigeria is reputed to be the most populated country in Africa, and indeed the most populous black nation in the world. With … Read More