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. 

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. 

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.