The following are some examples of the tools and resources in the AKN that the general public might use to answer some common questions:
I am just your average bird lover interested in seeing what birds occur where I live, when they usually occur there, and in what months they are in the highest abundance.
You might like the following tools:
AKN Phenology Tool – The Phenology tool allows the user to view abundance and relative probability of presence summaries throughout the year for birds in a particular region or project area. For a short web tutorial on this tool, please visit the Phenology Tool video tutorial.
AKN Observations Map – The Observations Map allows the user to visualize, query, and investigate data at surveyed locations by species, survey location or area of interest. It also allows users to view individual datasets separately, and download reports of results. For a short web tutorial on this tool, please visit the Observations Map Tool video tutorial.
I am interested in seeing the best available information for estimated population size on a variety of scales for the birds in a certain area of the U.S. or Canada.
Partner’s in Flight Landbird Population Estimation Database – This database aims to: (1) provide users access to the estimates of landbird populations published in the North American Landbird Conservation Plan (Rich et al. 2004), which were based mainly on Breeding Bird Survey data from the 1990s: (2) allow users to view and download estimates for landbird populations at a variety of geographic scales, and (3) provide transparent access to the methodologies, assumptions, data sources, and species-specific correction factors used by Partners in Flight to create these estimates.
I am interested in seeing what birds in a particular area are listed on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, find information about primary breeding habitat, and half-life (estimated time-frame for decline of 50% of the population) for a particular species.
Partner’s in Flight Species Assessment Database – This database provides global and regional conservation assessments of each bird species that, among other uses, can be used to objectively assign regional and continental conservation priorities among birds. Currently, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies maintains PIF species assessment data on all bird species in the U.S. Canada, and Mexico.