As part of Bird Studies Canada’s ongoing efforts to inform people about Species at Risk (SAR), the Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas has just launched a new online Manitoba SAR Guide. This website provides detailed Manitoba-specific information on all avian SAR that breed in the province, with numerous habitat photos, descriptions, and other relevant details.
The site was built by University of Winnipeg student Richard Stecenko, as part of a practicum for a rhetoric course, with material provided by atlas staff and volunteers. Richard went over and above the call of duty in designing the site, and demonstrated another way of becoming involved in BSC’s regional programs. This site will augment the significant contributions of data relating to SAR that atlas volunteers have already made.
As a birder-blogger-internet marketer who does not live in Manitoba, I am totally green with envy. Richard has designed a phenomenal website for endangered birds in that province which must have taken him several hundred hours. What a great country it would be if every province had a similar site for their own SAR birds!