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All years Observers: 1403 Cards: 103144 Records: 5451361 Incidentals: 424479 Pentads: 12914 (74.57%)
2014 Observers: 390 Cards: 4586 Records: 244950 Incidentals: 20599 Pentads: 2225 (12.85%)
AutumnMAP Observers: 275 Cards: 1751 Records: 89595 Incidentals: 6531 Pentads: 1115 (6.44%)
Latest News
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

MyBirdPatch workshop: Intaka Island Enviro-Centre, Cape Town, Sat 8 June, 09:00 - 13:00

Making the most of the SABAP2 website - 5: checking your submissions and accessing your ORFs

SABAP2 workshop: Intaka Island, Century City – ths Saturday 11 May, 09h00 – 15h30

SABAP2 reaches 70% coverage in Limpopo

Making the most of the SABAP2 website - 5: checking your submissions and accessing your ORFs

Making the most of the SABAP2 website - 4: finding those gaps and other interesting pentad information!

SABAP2 workshop: Intaka Island, Century City, Sat. 11 May, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Weaver Wednesday: Golden Palm Weaver

Colour Rings on Swift Terns

Gravit8 Weaver Wednesday [44]: Speke's Weaver

Gravit8 Weaver Wednesday: Speckle-fronted Weaver

April Aliens – the Common Myna continues its march across the southern African landscape

April Aliens – if the voracious European Shore Crab reaches the Saldanha Bay-Langebaan Lagoon system, well, dot dot dot

The butterfly to think about on Threat Thursday is the Fraternal Widow

Making the most of the SABAP2 website – 2 : How to find pentads not yet atlased this year

Les Underhill (2012-12-08)

Conservation initiatives only make sense if you know the ranges of the species you are trying to protect. That is why SABAP2 is THE most important bird conservation project.

SABAP2012, SABAP2013, SABAP2014, ... and on and on into the future, are critical initiatives because they will help us understand how bird distributions are changing through time. We are trying to get as many pentads covered as possible each year.

SABAP2012 is at 28.45%. We set ourselves a target of getting past 30%. As you go on holiday, how do you find the holes in 2012 coverage?

• Go to the SABAP2 website

• Click on "coverage maps" in the second line of yellow words! The Google coverage map opens, showing overall coverage so far.

• Click on the little blue tab with the plus sign in it near the top right. The little tab becomes a big tab!

SABAP2012Click on the little tick next to the word "coverage." The tick disappears, and so does the coverage, leaving you with a blank map.

• Click in the little box next to "2012 coverage." A subset of pentads gets coloured in red. These are the pentads which have at least one 2012 visit.

• Click on the little box with the minus sign in it, top right. The big blue tab disappears, and becomes the little blue tab you started off with!

• Enlarge the Google map using the zoom tool in the top left. It then looks like this picture!

• Click on the pentad you are interested in visiting. If it is red, it has at least one visit this year already, so choose a blank pentad. The code for the pentad gets show in the box below the map.

• Click on "Submit" and from there you can find the current birdlist for the pentad (if there are visits in previous years) and you can access the Google map for this particular pentad.

That looks like a lot of steps, but it is quick and easy.

We hope this will revolutionize your summer holiday! Please help us get SABAP2012 to 30% coverage, and remember we start with a blank coverage map for SABAP2013 on 1 January 2013.

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