World Bird Database (WBDB)
BirdLife has been investing in the development of information
management tools for many years. This is a fully relational database,
known as the World Bird Database (WBDB). The database architecture
provides some 120 tables covering in excess of 1,400 data fields. Data
are being added ... continually, and certain tables already hold in excess
of 250,000 records.
Development started in 1994 with the Important Bird Areas
module. In 1998, with funds provided by RSPB (BirdLife partner in the
UK), the database was revised and extended so that it now covers
sites, species and Endemic Bird Areas. RSPB continues to provide
essential funding for the ongoing development of the WBDB.
The World Bird Database provides the information management tool
through which the BirdLife Partnership manages, analyses and reports
on the breadth of its scientific knowledge - Species, Important Bird
Areas (IBAs) and Endemic Bird Areas (EBAs) ^? much of these data are
available through the Data Zone.
You can search for detailed information on Species, Sites and EBAs,
see examples of recent analyses and download subsets of the database.
With information on some 10,000 species of bird, over 8,000 IBAs
and 218 EBAs managed through the WBDB, together with BirdLife's
spatial data, multimedia files, other documents and links, the
BirdLife Data Zone is truly a valuable information resource.
Data URL: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/index.html
Information taken from http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/index.html