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The Texas Breeding Bird Atlas Project was initiated in 1987 as a means to inventory avian breeding ranges in Texas.  The Project was a cooperative effort of state agencies, bird clubs, conservation groups and individual volunteer birders to gather data on the breeding species of birds.  These data were subsequently used to map the distribution of all 358 species known to breed in Texas from 1 March 1987 to 29 February 1992.

Citing the Texas Breeding Bird Atlas

Please follow The Columbia Guide to Online Style by Janice R. Walker and Todd Taylor (Columbia University Press, 1998) when citing a species account. Give the author’s name and initials and the year of publication in parentheses. Next list the species name followed by the site information. Finally, enclose the date you accessed the material in parentheses. See the examples below.

Arnold, K. A. (2001). Cave Swallow. The Texas Breeding Bird Atlas. Texas A&M University System, College Station and Corpus Christi, TX. http://txtbba.tamu.edu  (12 July 2001).

To cite the Texas Breeding Bird Atlas in general, use this form.

Benson, K. L. P., and K. A. Arnold. (2001). The Texas Breeding Bird Atlas. Texas A&M University System, College Station and Corpus Christi, TX. http://txtbba.tamu.edu  (12 July 2001).