Data Products

MAPS & DATA PRODUCTS

Explore bird density and distributions maps, habitat associations, conservation planning products, and more—all generated from BAM data.

BIRD DATA

BAM has compiled a large avian dataset covering northern North America and including millions of bird records. Access to these data will soon be available via our new online data portal (under construction) but for now please contact us to enquire about accessing this data.

BIRD DENSITIES AND POPULATION SIZES

BAM has developed national and regional scale densities and population estimates for over 160 landbird and waterfowl species.

SPECIES DISTRIBUTIONS AND HABITAT SUITABILITY

Model-predicted species distribution and habitat suitability maps for 94 boreal-breeding passerine species based on current climate and landcover.

HABITAT ASSOCIATIONS

Explore habitat and landcover associations for 143 landbird species across Canada.

CLIMATE CHANGE

Explore maps of future landbird and waterfowl densities and climate change refugia across Canada.

CONSERVATION PLANNING

BAM develops data products to support conservation planning and habitat management. This includes identifying priority areas for boreal bird conservation in Canada.

R PACKAGES

BAM develops R packages to support the analysis of bird and wildlife data.

PUBLICATIONS

We encourage you to explore our publications and reports to learn more about BAM research, methods, and science.

SUGGESTED CITATIONS

We welcome the use of BAM’s data, maps and products; however, we ask that they are properly cited and acknowledged. Please refer to our suggested citations, as well as our data policies and procedures.

New Canada-wide land bird density estimates (version 4.0)

New Canada-wide land bird density estimates (version 4.0)

 

Population sizes, habitat associations, and distributions for 143 landbird species to support status assessment, regional planning, conservation prioritization, and recovery of species at risk.

Density map of Canada Warbler (average density, males/ha)

PROJECT SUMMARY

In 2020, BAM launched version 4.0 of our Canada-wide density models for 143 species of landbirds. 

The development of national-scale products is challenged by sparse data in remote regions, complex species' responses to environmental factors, regional variation in habitat selection and more. However, reliable information on species’ population sizes, trends, habitat associations, and distributions is important for conservation planning and management.

To support avian conservation in Canada, BAM developed a generalized analytical approach to model species densities in relation to environmental covariates. We used the BAM database and built models for 143 species.  Learn more about these methods and models.

DATA PRODUCTS

We provide data and maps of population sizes, habitat associations, and distributions for 143 landbird species. We provide our density results as 1 km² resolution raster layers, which are used to calculate population sizes and regional habitat associations.

WEBINAR

Watch a video to learn more about this modelling approach, how to discover the data products, and future applications of this work.