What is the AKN

AKN Vision: A world where bird populations thrive through conservation and management informed by a network of avian knowledge.

AKN Mission: To accomplish our vision, the AKN supports a network of people, data, and technology to improve bird conservation, management, and research across organizational boundaries and spatial scales. 

The AKN community is comprised of a variety of individuals, ranging from citizen scientists to conservation biologists, computer programmers, non-governmental organizations, state/federal agencies, and private corporations and businesses.  They can range from people who wish to contribute their data for the greater cause of bird conservation, graduate students managing data online, researchers requesting data for larger analyses, and decision-makers who wish to use the best available bird science in their daily work.The AKN community is comprised of a variety of individuals, ranging from citizen scientists to conservation biologists, computer programmers, non-governmental organizations, state/federal agencies, and private corporations and businesses. 


The AKN is built out to handle a variety of protocols, ranging from area searches, checklists, point counts, call playback surveys, and even aerial surveys by plane. The AKN continue to expand data schema and protocol library as more users join the system.

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