SPECIES ASSESSMENT DATABASE
The 2012 update to species assessment scores is now available!
Check out the latest scores and make sure to download the updated Handbook on Species Assessment.
Partners In Flight (PIF)
Species Assessment Database is the repository for
biological information used and generated by the PIF Species Assessment Process,
a peer-reviewed, scientific methodology for analyzing, evaluating, and categorizing
information related to the conservation of birds. Although PIF currently maintains
assessment data only for landbirds, the process was designed for and in some cases
has been applied to all birds.
The information used and generated by this process is housed in the PIF Species Assessment Database which is maintained by the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and made available to the public through this website. The species assessment scores and additional assessment data can be viewed on-line, or the database can be downloaded in its entirety to be used in any number of ways. PIF uses Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs) as the geographic scale for providing regional bird conservation assessments; scores for individual states, provinces, or physiographic areas are no longer provided.
Currently, RMBO maintains PIF species assessment data on all landbird species in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and hopes to incorporate the landbird avifaunas of other Latin American and Caribbean countries in the future. Although the assessment process can be applied to all bird species, PIF is currently not serving this information for species other than landbirds. Database users interested in obtaining species assessment data for waterbirds, shorebirds, and waterfowl are urged to go to those initiatives’ websites for information. Note that currently only breeding-season regional scores are available for BCRs. We hope to have non-breeding regional scores available soon.
Citing the database:
To cite the database please use the format below, updating the date on which you accessed the data.
Partners in Flight Science Committee 2012. Species Assessment Database, version 2012. Available at http://rmbo.org/pifassessment. Accessed on <date>.
Support the PIF Species Assessment Database!
This database is maintained through voluntary contributions from numerous organizations and agencies. Please consider supporting future updates to the database by making a contribution to Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.