Atlas editor Hugh Kingery kindly sent us an electronic copy of the dataset in May, 2004. Data are presented here by agreement between the atlas project, NBII, and USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.
Results should be
Bird Atlas Explorer (online resource). 2013. U.S. Geological Survey
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center & National Biological Information
Infrastructure. <Date of access>. http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bba.
Data extracted from: Kingery, Hugh E., ed. 1998. Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas. Denver, CO: Colorado Bird Atlas Partnership and Colorado Division of Wildlife. 636pp.
Data from the Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas are available for public use in most cases. A written request is required prior to the release of any data, as well as a signed waiver of liability. For permissions and explanations, contact Hugh Kingery at:
PO Box 584 Franktown, CO 80116-0584; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or phone: 303-814-2723.
Major funding for this project was provided by Colorado Bird Atlas Partnership, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and Great Outdoors Colorado. Sponsorship was also provided by Aiken Audubon Society, Arkansas Valley Audubon Society, Audubon Society of Greater Denver, Boulder Bird Club, Boulder County Audubon Society, Colorado Field Ornithologists, Denver Field Ornithologists, Durango Bird Club, Evergreen Naturalists Audubon Society, Foothills Audubon Club, Fort Collins Audubon Society, Grand Valley Audubon Society, Heart of the Rockies Audubon Society, Rabbit Ears Audubon Society, and Tuesday Birders.
Treatment of the received dataset
We imported the
with modifications as follows to better combine with other atlases or to match publication cited above:
Decided not to display three species that were confirmed but were ‘masked’: Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, and Spotted Owl. (However, we may eventually develop a way to display those in special areas by designating latitudes and longitudes.)
Distinguished between Greater Sage Grouse and Gunnison Sage Grouse based on known ranges.