In effort to promote the conservation and awareness of wild coastal birds and their habitats, PeliCoin ASA has initiated a program to further the goals of eBIRD and local Audubon societies by helping create a publicly viewable catalog of bird species through the formation of a world wide Bird Atlas (BA) and Breeding Bird Atlas (BBA). PLCN token rewards will be given to those who successfully participate in this community-driven research, specifically in regards to all coastal bird species.
(See reward distribution below)
Required: photo of bird, geolocation, when photo taken, any pertinent information to pass on (as seen below for BBA).
1. The BA (simple bird atlas) is for the less hardcore, but who still want to contribute to the overall awareness of the species.
The documentation will be the same as the BBA (photo of bird, geolocation, when photo taken, any pertinent information to pass on), but no status on breeding required. This information will need to be uploaded into the form below and into the eBIRD program.
The rewards will be 50 PLCNs for the first documented sighting of a particular species within a region. Each subsequent documented sighting will be rewarded with 10 PLCNs
2. The BBA will be for the hardcore birder and will be rewarded as such.
A Breeding Bird Atlas (BBA) is a collection of data about all of the birds that breed in a particular region. They're an incredibly valuable tool for conservation that's used to compare species population trends in the same area over many decades. Thus this will be an ongoing program.
The data is usually collected by ornithologists and other field researchers, along with many serious amateur birders - community science in action. As with the simple Bird Atlas, this information will need to be uploaded into the form below and into eBIRD.
CONFIRMED: used nests or egg shells found; recently fledged young observed; adult on nest or seen in circumstances indicating an occupied nest; nest with eggs; or nest with young.
For the first documented CONFIRMED sighting of a particular species within a particular area, the person will receive 1000 PLCN tokens. For subsequent CONFIRMED sightings of the same species within the same local area, 250 PLCN tokens will be awarded.
PROBABLE: pair observed in suitable habitat in breeding season; bird apparently holding or defending a territory or singing male present on at least two days, a week or more apart; courtship behavior or copulation observed; species visiting probable nesting site; brood patch observed; nest building or bird carrying nesting material observed.
For the first documented PROBABLE sighting of a particular species within a particular area, the person will receive 250 PLCN tokens. For subsequent PROBABLE sightings of the same species within the same local area, 100 PLCN tokens will be awarded.
POSSIBLE: species observed in breeding season in suitable habitat; singing male present or breeding calls heard in suitable nesting habitat but not in breeding season.
For documented POSSIBLE sightings of a particular species within a particular area, PLCN tokens will be awarded at the same rate as in the BA below.
The rewards allocation will be reviewed quarterly and voted on by PeliCoin members.