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Solano County Breeding Bird Atlas Publication Project
Napa-Solano Audubon is excited to announce the upcoming publication of the Solano County Breeding Bird Atlas. The result of more than six years of preparation and extensive field work, the Atlas will become the foundational resource on the nesting birds of Solano County. To be available in book and interactive eBook versions, the Atlas will be authored by Murray Berner and Mike Rippey. Publication is targeted for December 2013.
The purpose of a Breeding Bird Atlas is to determine--through field observations--where each bird species nests within the county. The bulk of the publication will be a series of species accounts. One page will be dedicated to each breeding species, with a detailed breeding location map, interpretive text, and original color photographs.
How can you help?
Volunteers are needed to help with proof reading & editing, photography (see below), outreach & publicity, fundraising and more. Please contact us or use the donation form below to express your interest.
Make a Donation or Sponsor a Species
NSAS is providing the resources for the production of the Atlas, but we need donations and species sponsorships to raise funds to help pay for the high quality book with beautiful graphics, color photographs, and professionally written content. Eventually we will begin pre-sales of the atlas, but right now you can reserve a free copy as a gift in return for your donation.
Donations begin at $30, which reserves a printed copy of the atlas for you. A donation of $50 will reserve for you a printed hard copy and an interactive E-book version of the atlas. When you donate $100 or more your name will be listed in the acknowledgements in the atlas. A donation of $200 is required to "sponsor a species," which means that your name will be listed not only in the acknowledgements, but also on the species page in the atlas. Some species have already been sponsored, but many are still available. Click here to open the official list of species showing which species have already been taken. We will do our best to keep the list up to date. Memorial and dedication sponsorships are encouraged, as well as shared sponsorships by more than one individual.
Click here for more details and to make a donation. We now offer convenient on-line credit card payments with PayPal.
If you have any questions, please contact our Publication Coordinator, Mike Rippey: napamikie AT aol DOT com. Or call Mike at 707 815-8957.
Also for all you bird photographers, Mike is currently gathering high quality digital photos for possible inclusion in the Atlas. Click here for the list of species photos needed. Please contact Mike if you have photos you would like to have considered for the Atlas or if you wish to take photos this spring. He will provide you with instructions and criteria for submitting your images.