Since the Breeding Bird Survey provides an annual quantitative sample of about 75% of the 1? blocks of latitude and longitude in every state except Alaska and Hawaii, and 47% of the 1/2? blocks (equivalent on the average to a 48 km square), no national Atlas based on merely presence or absence has been contemplated. Conventional atlases are in progress in the states of Maryland (2.5 km), Massaohusetts (5 km) and Vermont (5 km) and in parts of 3 other states. Quantitative studies including mapping have been published for North Dakota (10 km) and are in progress in Wyoming (1?). A Montana project (1?) is continuing.