What is Breeding Bird Atlas (BBA) Manager?
BBA Manager is our online data management system designed to manage in-progress atlas projects and help them prepare for publication. Participants can log into the BBA
Manager site and directly enter their field data, which can be
subsequently reviewed by coordinators. After the review process, the interim
data become available for the public in BBA Explorer. Some of the extensive data and GIS capabilities are summarized in this word document: BBA Explorer Feature Summary.doc
BBA Manager was made available at no cost to atlas projects through an
agreement between USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and the National Biological
Information Infrastructure (NBII). Recent changes in funding and staffing have made it more difficult for us to host new projects.
Atlas projects using BBA Manager
Listed below are the projects that are currently using BBA Manager. Please
contact individual projects if you are interested in knowing more about their
experience with BBA Manager. Contact information is available in each project’s
For project coordinators of new/ongoing atlas projects:
Please see our guidelines in Information Management
for Breeding Bird Atlas as presented at the 2004 North American Ornithological Atlas Committee (NORAC)
After reading this document, you should consider comparing the data management systems listed in the "information management" document above (also listed on our home page). To begin your comparison, you may wish to view a brief features summary of our BBA Manager system.
For further information, please contact:
|USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
12100 Beech Forest Road
Laurel, MD 20708-4038