The North American BBA Viewer allows searching and display of data from multiple Breeding Bird Atlases (BBAs). The BBA Viewer is part of a group of tools integrating maintenance and display of BBA results, from data entry to coordinator review to display of final maps. Currently we have compiled results from 16 completed atlases and manage 5 in-progress atlases at the state or provinciaI IeveI. Besides helping individual atlases manage their projects and compare data between 1st and 2nd round atlases (see poster by Ellison, this meeting), the BBA Viewer has the potential to contribute to regional bird conservation. For example, combining states can provide distributional information grouped into Bird Conservation Regions or PIF physiographic regions. We are seeking results from additional atlas projects, but place higher priority on obtaining published data for states that will fill in eastern continental distribution maps such as that of the Kentucky Warbler shown here.
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North American Breeding Bird Atlas viewer
Wilson Ornithological Society and Association of Field Ornithologists Joint Meeting, April 21-24, Beltsville, Maryland. Abstracts