This atlas evolved over several decades and could not
have been completed without the help of dozens of
contributors. The original manuscript, which covered
banding data up to 1976, benefited from the help of
Suzanne Blain, Anne Lambert, Colleen Hyslop, Tony
Salvadori, and Linda Prywezcki. Heather Trueman
helped Eric Woodsworth significantly with the data
thinning and mapping programs, while Glen Atkinson
and Richard Aylesworth contributed to the
development of base maps and projection methods.
Major word-processing assistance was provided by
Manon Vincent and Lorraine Tomkewich.
After a decision was made to extend coverage
through 1995, additional people provided help. These
included Kathy Meeres, Lucie Métras, Louise Laurin, Ann Demers,
Peter Blancher, Danny Bystrak , and Christine Eberl. Mary Gustafson
of the U.S. Bird Banding Laboratory kindly checked
the original data to answer many queries. In tracing
Canadian encounters of foreign-banded birds, the
authors were greatly helped by officers of the banding
schemes in Greenland (Denmark) (Kaj Kampp),
Iceland (Aevar Petersen), the United Kingdom (the late
Chris Mead), and Europe as a whole (R.D. Wassenaar
of the European Union for Bird Ringing).
Other contributions to Volume 1 were as follows: Audrey Heagy updated a large number accounts, and other
reviews or new accounts were contributed by A.J. Erskine (Band-tailed Pigeon through Belted Kingfisher,
Horned Lark, and Black-billed Magpie), Doug Collister (flycatchers and vireos), Nat Wheelwright (Savannah
Sparrow), and Nicolaas Verbeek (Northwestern Crow). Laurie Hohban, Jeremy Hussell, and Beverly McBride provided
clerical help. We especially thank David Hussell and Danny Bystrak for their thorough reviews of the manuscript,
as well as Jane Whitney for her meticulous editing, all of which greatly improved the final document. The first
edition was produced by the Scientific and Technical Documents Division of the Canadian Wildlife Service.
Environment Canada Internet and database specialists prepared this second (online) edition in collaboration with
Environment Canada editors. This edition was translated into French thanks to the Scientific and Technical
Communications Section of the Canadian Wildlife Service and the Translation Bureau, which has also participated
in the translation process.
Other contributions to Volume 2 were as follows:
Bev McBride edited many accounts and cross-checked
maps and encounter details, and new accounts or
revisions of old accounts were contributed by Gary
Kaiser (Rhinoceros Auklet, Western Gull, Laysan
Albatross) and Gilles Chapdelaine (Razorbill). Many
thanks are extended to those who commented on parts
of the document: John Chardine, Jean-François Rail,
and Chip Weseloh. Finally, we want to acknowledge
the uncountable hours of effort that hundreds of
banders have put into amassing the database on which
this summary is based. This atlas is for you.
Several additional people made contributions to
Volume 3. We especially thank the late Bruce Duncan
and C. Stuart Houston for reviewing the manuscript,
which greatly improved the final document.
Finally, we want to acknowledge the uncountable hours of effort that hundreds of banders have put into
amassing the database on which this summary is based. This atlas is for you.