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Maps, Models, and Tools for Bird Conservation Planning

Internet Decision Support Tools

The Regional Bird Conservation Tool is temporarily offline. Possible porting from Arc Internet Mapping Server (ArcIMS) to ArcGIS Server technology is being considered.
Regional Bird Conservation Tool

The primary function of this web site is to provide summaries of land cover and bird survey data for purposes of state and regional bird conservation planning across the continental United States. We developed an interactive map that allows you to visualize land uses for counties and summarize bird counts obtained through the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) for areas such as Federal lands, counties, states, and other geographic divisions. You can select a specific location and calculate the number of bird species observed on BBS routes adjacent to that location. You can also obtain information on the amount of forest within a county and, as an example, the number of golden-winged warblers (Vermivora chrysoptera) counted by the BBS within or near the county. You can download the displayed data for each state. If you are a novice GIS user, a Help section provides step-by-step examples. We suggest that this interactive mapping program will be especially helpful to resource planners working on state or regional conservation plans because you can summarize both land cover and bird survey data at a variety of spatial scales.

ArcIMS Regional Bird Convervation Tool (screen shot)

Mapping application showing county boundaries and BBS routes. The application allows users to summarize and download information about Breeding Bird Survey routes and land cover.

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