Distribution data (digitized maps) compiled by BirdLife International and NatureServe for all the world’s birds (>10,000 species, click here for further information on the taxonomy followed) are available for non-commercial use in ESRI shapefile or file geodatabase format for use in GIS mapping software.
Further information regarding the attributes contained with the species distribution data can be found here, and are also included in the metadata file provided with the data.
To access these data please complete the form below. Please note that this is not an automated system and your request could take between 5 and 10 working days to be processed. We will then send the download location for the data to you. If you have any questions about the data or process please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Purpose - Please give a comprehensive description of how you intend to use the data. We may request further clarification prior to providing access.
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By providing your personal data you consent to its processing as described in the above statement.
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This is not an automated system and your request could take between 5 and 10 working days to be processed. Please note that during holiday periods your request may take longer than normal to process.