Data Sources



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

Important Bird Areas

http://www.abcbirds.org/abcprograms/domestic/iba/ibalist.html
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 http://ca.audubon.org/california-iba-interactive-site-map
Illinois Important Bird Areas Supplied by Judy Pollock, Director of Bird Conservation at Audubon Chicago Region.
Montana Important Bird Areas

http://mtaudubon.org/birds/areas.html

North Carolina Important Bird Areas

http://ncaudubonblog.org/downloads/

Whooping Crane stopovers along the migration corridor

http://www.savingcranes.org (International Crane Foundation)

DOD GIS data

http://www.mapcruzin.com/indian-federal-lands-shapefiles.htm

BLM GIS data

http://www.mapcruzin.com/indian-federal-lands-shapefiles.htm

National Forests GIS data

http://fsgeodata.fs.fed.us/

National Parks GIS data

http://www.nps.gov

Greater Sage Grouse breeding density

http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/fish__wildlife_and/sage-grouse-conservation/bird_density.html

Wilderness Areas GIS data

http://www-atlas.usgs.gov

Marine Protected Areas GIS data

http://www.mpa.gov

Florida IBAs

http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/data/gis/layer_library/index.php
http://maps.tnc.org/coredata/index.html?config=download.xml
http://atoll.floridamarine.org/TRGIS_data/Description_Layers_Terrestrial.htm#manAreas

Hawaii IBAs

http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/gis/reserves.htm

http://maps.tnc.org/coredata/index.html?config=download.xml

Volta wildlife area

http://imaps.dfg.ca.gov/maps/dfgproperties/

Texas State Parks

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/landwater/land/maps/gis/data_downloads/

North Dakota’s IBAs

http://maps.tnc.org/coredata/index.html?config=download.xml

Grasslands Ecological Area

http://web4.audubon.org/bird/iba/maps/CA/CA173m_Grasslands_Ecological_Area.pdf

Roanoke River

http://maps.tnc.org/coredata/index.html?config=download.xml

Louisiana IBAs

http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma

National Wildlife Refuges

http://www.fws.gov/GIS/data/CadastralDB/index.htm

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 http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/htm96/cbc622/all.html
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: http://bna.birds.cornell.edu/bna/

USGS Breeding Bird Survey http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/htm03/ra2003_red_v2.html
Gulf of Maine http://uvi.academia.edu/SimonJamesPittman/Books/108720/ 
Trans-Gulf Neotropical Migrant Corridor 

http://www.gcbo.org/default.aspx/MenuItemID/157/MenuGroup/Research.htm 

and

http://travisaudubon.org/home/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Migration-and-The-Migratory-Birds-of-Texas-TPWD-publication.pdf

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).


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