will summarize highlights from the recently-published Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania, of which he
, Andy Wilson and Bob Mulvihill were editors.
This presentation will address significant changes observed from the first Pennsylvania breeding bird atlas (which he
edited), including species gained and lost, other notable changes in distribution, and the conservation value of this work.
will also describe and provide examples of Pennsylvania's innovative point count survey to obtain population density for over half of the species.
This will include a discussion of how Bird Atlas projects compliment the annual Breeding Bird Survey for population monitoring, and some analytical methods employed to obtain these results.
This is a richly illustrated presentation with many maps and bird photos.
works with a strong team of biologists to plan and implement conservation of Pennsylvania's birds and mammals.
Joining the Pennsylvania Game Commission as Ornithologist in 1990, he now juggles the issues of bird and mammal research and management as the Chief of the Wildlife Diversity Program.
Dan assists with a number of state and regional projects, including Project Director of the 2nd Pennsylvania Breeding Bird Atlas Project (2004-2009), and Co-Editor (with Dr. Andy Wilson and Robert Mulvihill) of the resulting book, the Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania (2012).