The atlas map is an essential tool to find the reference number of any 1x1 UTM grid. This reference number is needed when reporting a nesting shorebird.
How does it work?
Zoom in to up to 500 ft (you can see the zoom level at the bottom-right corner of the map). Position the relevant 1x1 km UTM grid, in which shorebirds nested. to the centre of the map to get the correct UTM gid reference number. Right-click at the centre-point and from the pop-up window copy the UTM code that should have a format like 30U 650390,5766708
This code is needed when filling out the form.
Any difficulties, please email us.