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Download data

Using this page, you can download raw data from various monitoring projects. All data are provided using the standard Bird Monitoring Data Exchange (BMDE) schema developed for the Avian Knowledge Network Note that raw data is not available for all projects, and that some data may only be available under specific conditions, which will be explained in the data release policy. More information on each dataset can be found here. Note that you need to be logged in this site to be able to access download files or access saved queries. You can create a new login here.

Step 1. start new query Step 2. select data to download Step 3. complete data request form Step 4. download files

Step 1. Create a new query. You can use this page to define a custom search using various criteria below. In some cases, you can select several values by holding the CTRL key while clicking on a value (eg, to select multiple species). Note: If you are trying to download files that have recently been approved by a data custodian, you can directly skip to step 4.

By dataset

Select one or more datasets:

By species

Select one or more species:

Taxonomic group:

Alpha| Scientif| Taxon

By location

Select a country OR one or more states/provinces:



Areas (Add new, Clear):

(e.g., counties, IBA's or BCR's).

Site code:
(e.g., breeding bird atlas square number or eBird site number such as L12345). You can enter more than 1 site code, if they are separated by commas (eg, site1, site2).

Within coordinates

Define boundaries using decimal degrees:

North: °
West: ° East: °
South: °

Find coordinates on Google Map Clear coordinates

Note: use negative values for coordinates in the Western or Southern hemisphere.

By date

Select a range of dates:

Between and

Continuous Seasonal

By protocol

Protocol type:

Access to some of the datasets may require that you fill in a data request form, and may also require the approval of the data custodian.





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