Good news from the BC Breeding Bird Atlas Steering Committee: we are going to be getting a comprehensive, high quality BC Atlas published online.
Features impossible to duplicate in book form will be available to all, and the atlas is almost certain to become a landmark publication in the field of bird atlases.
The publishing world has changed in the seven years since the atlas was started. Costs for a printed book have risen dramatically, and demand and interest from funders and users has shifted from print to online.
The news is certainly a disappointment for those who were looking forward to having a physical book, but there will be some significant compensations in usability, accessibility, and quality and quantity of maps.
For a full explanation from the Steering Committee click here.