The Partners in Flight databases were developed through the voluntary collaboration of more than one hundred ornithological experts in order to provide a standardized and transparent system for estimating the population size and conservation status of North American birds at multiple geographic scales.
Additional data can be accessed from our partners via the Avian Knowledge Network (AKN), a partnership of people, institutions and government agencies supporting the conservation of birds and their habitats based on data, the adaptive management paradigm, and the best available science. AKN partners act to improve awareness, purpose, access to, and use of data and tools at scales ranging from individual locations to administrative regions (e.g., management areas, states, countries) and species ranges.
At present, two distinct PIF databases are housed and managed by Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. The Population Estimates Database (PED) provides breeding adult population size estimates for U.S. and Canadian landbirds at continental, state/province, and Bird Conservation Region (BCR) scales. The Avian Conservation Assessment Database (ACAD) provides a wealth of information useful for assessing the conservation vulnerability and status of all bird taxa (waterfowl, waterbirds, shorebirds, and landbirds) from Canada through Panama.
For more information and to access the data, visit:
For more information:
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies/Parters in Flight International Science Committee
230 Cherry Street
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 482-1707 x20
email: Arvind Panjabi