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Progress with 2016 atlasing in Hessequa by Johan Van Rooyen

Sensational September for SABAP2

The power of citizen science: spinning dials in October

Six million records in the SABAP2 database

SABAP2 at 70% in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland

Northern Cape reaches 40% – congratulations to all involved

Only 99 left! Claim yours now

SABAP2 priotrities: October to December 2014

2014 could easily be SABAP2's best year for data collection!

Greater Kruger National Park Challenge – 2014 – the mid-year progress report says "Outstanding"

Two-thirds coverage in 2014 of the Four Degrees of Greater Gauteng reached on 5 July

DAY 1 of YEAR 8 of SABAP2

UCT planned maintenance this weekend: 09h00 Saturday 21 June – 17h00 Sunday 22 June

Colour Rings on Swift Terns

SABAP2 doing awesomely in 2014; today we celebrate the milestone of a "MiniProject"

There is one thing that SABAP2 does better than any similar project, anywhere on this planet

You are awesome, Team SABAP2. You have made 20000 checklists for the Western Cape

Citizen Science Week : Saturday 8 March to Sunday 16 March

SABAP2 up to the end of February, 2014

SABAP2 at the end of the first half of February 2014

One hundred thousand checklists in the SABAP2 database: awesome milestone, well done, Team

Be part of the "Kruger Green Team"

These Four Degrees are on the cusp of a lot of milestones

Increasing in abundance, but not in range – Dark-capped Bulbul

How did we get along in the first half of November?

SABAP1 vs SABAP2: the Rock Dove aka Feral Pigeon

How to submit records to the Virtual Museums

SABAP2 strides ahead in October

Five million records

Project progress, first half of October


September progress with SABAP2

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report released

Barberspan conference 28 November – 3 December 2013

Weaver Wednesday [66]: Sao Tome Weaver

Weaver Wednesday [65]: Black-necked Weaver

Sappi TREE TUESDAY, and today we are featuring the Knobbly Creeper

Today is Sappi TREE TUESDAY! The Weeping Sage Buddleja auriculata

Weaver Wednesday: Village Weaver

Public Lecture Wednesday 18 September "The metamorphosis of the butterfly atlas"

2000 up on Facebook

"Citizens who advance science"

This part of South Africa is especially important for annual coverage!

SpringMAP 2013

Weaver Wednesday: Cinnamon Weaver

Bring the trumpets out of the cupboard! Sound the fanfare

Virtual Museum records

Twenty years of CWACing the Bot River Estuary

Atlas bash to Loeriesfontein, Northern Cape, 8-11 August 2013

Save the date: 20-21 July 2013, SABAP2 workshop, Port Elizabeth

These Four Degrees are on the cusp of a lot of milestones

Four degrees green with numbers Magnificent effort Team SABAP2. On the ADU's Facebook page it says: "The citizen scientists who participate in the second bird atlas project, SABAP2, are especially encouraged to visit all 576 pentads in this area annually. It is the four one-degree grid cells centred on Gauteng in which about 30% of South Africa's population lives. There is huge pressure for development, and therefore huge pressure on biodiversity.

"Today, the 2013 project stands at the cusp of a lot of milestones. Perhaps all of them will be surpassed this weekend!

"88.9% of pentads have at least one visit. Six more will get us to beyond 90% coverage, and mean that the percentage not yet visited is below 10%.

"49.5% of pentads have two or more checklists. Three checklists from pentads with only one list will mean that more than half the pentads have at least two visits.

"32.8% of pentads have three or more checklists. Getting a third checklists for three pentads which currently have two checklists will mean that more than one third of pentads have three or more checklists.

"24.7% of pentads have four or more checklists, and are GREEN or darker colours on the this map. Only two pentads with three lists need a fourth checklist to get this figure to 25%. That is an astonishing achievement. Four or more checklists for a quarter of this area in 2013 alone."

The digits inside the pentads on this map are the numbers of checklists for the pentad this year so far. Once the number of checklists gets into double figures, this is represented by a *. The map shows the Four Degrees region, plus two rows of pentads around the edges – it would be nice to get lots of these visited too this year, especially along the southern edge!

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