This is a webinar recording of a Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society program from May 20, 2022. Birders of all experience levels are invited to attend a presentation by Dr Charles Scheim regarding the on-going NYS Breeding Bird Atlas III. The BBA is a five-year effort conducted every twenty years to document which avian species live and breed in various areas of the state. The current BBA is New York’s third and was begun in 2020. Charlie is a Regional BBA Coordinator for Central New York. The presentation will discuss how the atlas is organized, what results have been accumulated state-wide and more specifically in Delaware and Otsego counties in the first two years, and what birders of all abilities can do to participate in this citizen science project.
Charlie Scheim has been a birder since his college days in the 1970s. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society and has been their Treasurer since 2012. He usually leads a number of bird walks each year (with his wife, Sandy Bright) and gives a variety of birding presentations to various groups in our area. Charlie is currently a regional coordinator for the New York State Breeding Bird Atlas and covered a number of blocks in Otsego and Delaware counties during the 2000-04 Atlas. He also does stream testing for the Otsego County Conservation Association and is a member of the Oneonta Susquehanna Greenway Committee. He is retired now, but was a mathematics professor at Hartwick College from 1980-2018.