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Population Data Resources

Bird Banding Laboratory


The North American Bird Banding Program, administered jointly by the U.S. Geological Survey Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and the Canadian Wildlife Service, provides data and resources for studying the movement, survival, and behavior of birds.

Breeding Bird Survey


A cooperative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and the Canadian Wildlife Service to monitor the status and trends of North American bird populations.

Canadian Migration Monitoring Network


Administered by Bird Studies Canada. Standardized program of sampling migrants for conservation on avian populations. Developed in response to the Partners in Flight North American Landbird Conservation Plan, which identified a need for monitoring of northern nesting Neotropical migrants.

Institute for Bird Populations


An organization dedicated to understanding the abundance, distribution, and ecology of birds for scientifically informed conservation of species and their habitats. Administers the MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survival) Program at North American banding stations.

Migratory Connectivity Project


A project that uses science, education, and technology to advance conservation of birds through understanding migratory connectivity of populations.



Movebank, hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, is a free, online database of animal tracking data. This project helps researchers to manage, share, protect, analyze, and archive their animal tracking data. Movebank is an international project that includes research and conservation groups around the world.

North American Banding Council


The North American Banding Council promotes sound and ethical principles and techniques for the banding of wild birds. It is composed of representatives from multiple organizations, government agencies, and the banding community, and provides instructional manuals, trainings, professional evaluations, and opportunities for certification.

Partners in Flight Databases


A cooperative effort involving multiple partnerships for the conservation of birds and their habitats. Partners in Flight databases, managed by the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, provide data on species assessments and population estimates.

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