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.
The data are available in two versions, please select which you wish to request.
Bird species distribution maps of the world (all 10,000 + species)Birds of the Western Hemisphere (North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean) (>4,000 species; this is the latest version of a dataset formerly published by NatureServe; your request will be forwarded to Natureseve to respond to)
To access these data please complete the form below. 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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