Additional Decision Support Tools

We encourage website visitors to also explore and use the following decision support tools (presented in alphabetical order) as you conduct bird conservation and management activities in the Midwest Region:

Avian Conservation Assessment Database: These databases, managed by Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, were developed from the voluntary collaboration of more than one hundred ornithological experts to provide a standardized and transparent system that allows the comparison of conservation status and population estimates at multiple geographic scales for North American birds.

Central Hardwoods Joint Venture Conservation Planning and Design Tools: The Central Hardwoods Joint Venture has developed a series of products to support species prioritization, set conservation goals based on population targets, assess habitat conditions, strategically guide and apply conservation actions (while considering future conditions), and evaluate conservation response to those actions.

North American Breeding Bird Survey Results and Analysis: This website presents population change information for more than 400 species of North American birds, as estimated from the North American Breeding Bird Survey. Estimates of trend (interval-specific estimates of population change), annual indices of abundance, and maps of abundance and population change for these species are presented for a variety of regions.

Upper Mississippi and Great Lakes State x BCR Habitat Assessments: State x Bird Conservation Region (BCR) Assessments were developed in 2013-2014 to serve as “stepped-down” versions of the UMRGLR JV Implementation Plan and include updated and refined information specific to each State x BCR area (land polygon) within the JV region. The assessment includes each land polygon’s uniqueness for birds within the JV region, compares the areas of primary land-cover types to established bird habitat objectives, and provides management implications related to land cover trends and bird population and habitat objectives.