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.
There are currently 10 operational or underway nodes, each designed for a specific geography or theme. Node sponsors and partners determine the particular focus of each node. Nodes are also decision supports systems, where people interact with data and tools to make better decisions. Each Node is connected to the greater umbrella AKN system. Therefore, data entered into each individual node is accessible to and shared with the AKN system and fed into the AKN Core tools such as the Data Catalog, as well as the Data Downloader, Phenology Graph, and Observations Map if the data owners share the data Visit the AKN website to learn more about the other Nodes.