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About Avian Knowledge Northwest

Who We Are

Avian Knowledge Northwest (AKNW) is a regional portal of the Avian Knowledge Network (AKN) and a data-driven decision support system for scientists, natural resource managers, and other individuals interested in advancing bird and habitat conservation in the northwestern United States. AKNW offers tools for collecting, entering, uploading, managing, accessing, and summarizing bird monitoring data. AKNW also provides science-based information about bird populations and habitats to inform natural resource management planning and to advance ecosystem conservation. The Klamath Bird Observatory hosts Avian Knowledge Northwest in partnership with Point Blue Conservation Science and represents a broad partnership.


The Avian Knowledge Network’s (AKN) mission is to support a network of people, data, and technology to improve bird conservation, management, and research across organizational boundaries and spatial scales. We envision a world where bird populations thrive through conservation and management informed by a network of avian knowledge.

AKN Portals

An AKN Node is an online data and resource portal designed to preserve, discover, deliver, and summarize information for particular bird conservation needs and objectives. The AKN is comprised of a network of nodes.