Data Citation

Pardieck, K.L., D.J. Ziolkowski Jr., M. Lutmerding, K. Campbell and M.-A.R. Hudson. 2017. North American Breeding Bird Survey Dataset 1966 - 2016, version 2016.0. U.S. Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. <>; doi:10.5066/F7W0944J.

Terms of Use

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