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The Bedfordshire Bird Atlas is being organised by the Bedfordshire Bird Club to run through the summer months of April to July from 2007 until 2011. Volunteer fieldworkers are coordinated by stewards who are responsible for the various ten kilometre squares which fall within the county boundary. These stewards are coordinated in turn by the atlas committee which comprises of Steve Blain, Rob Dazley, Dave Kramer, Barry Nightingale and Dave Odell.

Fieldworkers are allocated one or more tetrads (a tetrad is a 2-km by 2-km square which is directly aligned to the grid on Ordnance Survey maps) for which they try to find as many species displaying some sort of breeding behaviour as they can.

This information is then used to create a distribution map for each species displaying three different levels of assurance that breeding has occurred. These are possible breeding, probable breeding and confirmed breeding.

More detailed instructions can be found on the Fieldwork page.








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