Data Sources

The following sources provided significant data for the Wind Development Bird Risk Map.

Important Bird Areas
Chipley et al (2003) American Bird Conservancy Guide to the 500 Most Important Bird Areas in the United States. Random House, New York

California Important Bird Areas
Illinois Important Bird Areas Supplied by Judy Pollock, Director of Bird Conservation at Audubon Chicago Region.
Montana Important Bird Areas

North Carolina Important Bird Areas

Whooping Crane stopovers along the migration corridor (International Crane Foundation)

DOD GIS data

BLM GIS data

National Forests GIS data

National Parks GIS data

Greater Sage Grouse breeding density

Wilderness Areas GIS data

Marine Protected Areas GIS data

Florida IBAs

Hawaii IBAs

Volta wildlife area

Texas State Parks

North Dakota’s IBAs

Grasslands Ecological Area

Roanoke River

Louisiana IBAs

National Wildlife Refuges

Raptor Migration Corridors Bildstein, K.L. (2006) Migrating Raptors of the World: their ecology and conservation. Cornell University Press, Ithica & London
Christmas Bird Count data
Species data for Key Habitat Areas

Lebbin, D., Parr, M., and Fenwick, G. (2010) The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation. University Of Chicago Press, USA.

The Birds of North America Online

Cornell University:

USGS Breeding Bird Survey
Gulf of Maine 
Trans-Gulf Neotropical Migrant Corridor 


Raptor Migration Corridors

Zales, J. I. and Bildstein, K.L. (2000) Raptor Watch: a global directory of raptor migration sites. BirdLife International: Cambridge, UK; and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary: Kempton, PA, USA (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 9).

Wind Development Bird Risk Map