BAM is built on the foundation of boreal bird data. The BAM database was created by collating and harmonizing avian data from across the Canadian and US boreal and hemi-boreal region. We have developed specialized statistical approaches to harmonize these datasets to estimate density. In addition, many of BAM’s research projects have developed data products and resources to support research and management of boreal birds, such as national scale density and population estimates for over 160 landbird and waterfowl species.
BAM believes that enhanced data sharing will facilitate collaborative science and accelerate avian conservation and research. Data discovery and download is available on the WildTrax platform under the point count sensor.
We are a founding member of the CanAvian We share a common vision that reliable and comprehensive avian data are openly available to support conservation and decision-making in Canada.
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Compiling and analyzing avian data from across North America is challenging because data is collected in a variety of ways. We have developed specialized statistical approaches to harmonize different datasets by correcting for survey methodology and species detectability.
BAM develops and contributes to R packages for analyzing avian data.
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The results and outputs of many of BAM’s research projects are synthesized into data products, which we make publicly available to support and facilitate conservation and management of boreal birds. The BAM GeoPortal hosts BAM’s data products, spatial data, and communications to support the discovery and use of our research & data.
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Reliable estimation of species’ population size, trend and distribution is important for informing conservation and management activities. BAM develops approaches to estimate the density, distribution, and trends of boreal birds using heterogeneous datasets. We provide national and regional scale estimates of landbird and waterfowl densities, population sizes and distributions for over 160 species.
Model-predicted species distribution and habitat suitability maps for 94 boreal-breeding passerine species based on current climate and landcover.
BAM develops data products to support conservation planning and habitat management. This includes identifying priority areas for boreal bird conservation in Canada.
Explore maps of future landbird and waterfowl densities and climate change refugia across Canada.
Explore habitat and landcover associations for 143 landbird species across Canada.