About the Data Types and Data Sources Contributing to Select AKN and AKN-Integrated Tools

The outputs of various AKN tools or tools that are integrated with the AKN (i.e. the U.S. Fish &am Wildlife Service's Information for Planning and Consultation [IPaC)] tool) are generated using a combination of datasets within the Avian Knowledge Network (AKN). The list below reflects the data types currently being accessed to produce tool results (Status: 'Current'). Data types are organized by major protocol categories (such as Point Counts and Area Searches) and significantly distinct observation data efforts (such as eBird and BBS). Each data type encompasses data from one, to several hundred different projects.

Data Type Status Source Includes Bird Species Sampled Tools Fed by Data Portion of Dataset feeding tools Geography
Breeding Bird Survey Current USGS The BBS database up to 2016 All Phenology tool, IPaC, Observations Map Full dataset The contiguous U.S. and Alaska
eBird Current Cornell Lab of Ornithology The eBird observational dataset up until November 2015 All Phenology tool, IPaC, Observations Map Full dataset of approved observations that are part of a complete checklist The contiguous U.S. and Alaska and Mexico
Aerial and Linear Transect Surveys Current NW Atlantic Seabird Database At sea transects from 1978-2014 Atlantic coast marine birds Phenology tool, IPaC, Observations Map AKN Data Sharing level 2 and above Atlantic Coast and Gulf of Mexico
Area searches Current Avian Knowledge Network All projects from all AKN partner institutions, including the Integrated Waterbird Management and Monitoring (IWMM) program and the Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey (PFSS). All Phenology tool, IPaC, Observations Map AKN Data Sharing level 2 and above The contiguous U.S. and Alaska, excepting USFWS region 6, parts of Mexico.
Point counts Current Avian Knowledge Network All projects from all AKN partner institutions (including FWS, NPS, DOD, USGS, state agencies, non-profits such as Point Blue and KBO, etc.) All Phenology tool, IPaC, Observations Map AKN Data Sharing level 2 and above The contiguous U.S., with a large amount in USFWS Regions 1 and 8. More data data being added.
Banding Current Avian Knowledge Network (current) and All projects from all AKN partner institutions up to 2011. All Phenology tool, IPaC, Observations Map AKN Data Sharing level 2 and above The contiguous U.S.
Banding Current The Institute for Bird Populations (dated 2011) All projects from IBP MAPS data up to 2011. All Phenology tool, IPaC, Observations Map Full dataset The contiguous U.S.
Aerial and Linear Transect Surveys Current Avian Knowledge Network

Point Blue at sea transects

Great Lakes Commission aerial transects

All Phenology tool, IPaC, Observations Map, Analyst AKN Data Sharing level 2 and above California coast and the Great Lakes
Secretive marshbirds Current Avian Knowledge Network National Secretive Marshbird database and the San Francisco Bay Rails database Secretive marshbird species Phenology tool, IPaC, Observations Map, Analyst AKN Data Sharing level 2 and above Limited locations (eg, San Francisco Bay, one county in MN and two in NY). Many surveys marked with RESTRICTED access.