The tools, features and information offered throughout the AKN and within each of its nodes, has the capability of having a variety of uses. The AKN can be purely informational and educational for the general public, provide decision-support for developers or conservation managers, help researchers find bird data they need for analysis, or provide attractive data storage and management options for data owners. If you’re new to AKN, this page is designed to provide some examples of how the AKN tools, products and information can help inform certain questions by a particular audience or category of users.

Click on the category below that applies to a specific audience to see examples of how that audience might be able to use the resources in AKN.


Bird Conservation Organization





Bird Survey Data Owner





Federal or State Agency





General Public