• The North American Bird Banding Program is jointly administered by the United States Department of the Interior and the Canadian Wildlife Service . Their respective banding offices have similar functions and policies and use the same bands, reporting forms and data formats.

  • The Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (PWRC) and American Bird Conservancy (ABC) have been working together to build a repository for storing Partners in Flight point count data as well as other point count datasets.

  • The BBS is a long-term, large-scale, international avian monitoring program initiated in 1966 to track the status and trends of North American bird populations.

  • The Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey has been conducted every year since 1955. The primary purpose of the survey is to provide information on spring population size and trajectory for certain North American duck species.

  • The Atlantic Flyway Sea Duck Survey, conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, was established in 1991 to record sea duck numbers using near shore (within 700 m of shore) habitats from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to Jacksonville, Florida.

  • Improving the Nations Data on Natural Resources and Parklands
    The PAD-US section of the website describes the land inventory database and efforts to improve how we track U.S. lands set aside for conservation, open space, recreation and other natural resource uses.

  • How well are we protecting common plants and animals?
    Gap Analysis is the science of answering this question. Developing the data and tools to
    support that science is the mission of the USGS Gap Analysis Program (GAP).