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Reporting rate comparisons for birds in the Nelspruit area – SABAP1 vs SABAP2

Duncan McKenzie

The second Southern African Bird Atlas Project (SABAP2) is now in its fourth year. It started approximately 15 years after the first bird atlas project (SABAP1) has ended. Although the methodology of data collection differs significantly between these two projects, the data can still be compared with some degree of accuracy. In this paper data from the two projects will be compared for the Nelspruit area in Mpumalanga. At the time of writing the same number of data cards had been submitted for the Nelspruit quarter degree grid cell (QDGC) 2530BD for both projects, viz 215....

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