Borderlands Avian Data Center
The Borderlands Avian Data Center is a collaborative effort led by the Sonoran Joint Venture, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Pronatura Noroeste, A.C., and Point Blue Conservation Science with funding support from the Bureau of Land Management. Other key partners in its development include Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture and Great Basin Bird Observatory.
The Sonoran Joint Venture and Point Blue Conservation Science currently coordinate the BADC Steering Committee. The Steering Committee includes representatives from federal and state agencies, and national and regional non-profit conservation organizations. It provides overall guidance and direction to the node partnership. Each member represents his or her organization’s interests in achieving BADC’s mission; provides input and actively engages in BADC development; facilitates active engagement from their organization and partners; and disseminates information and tools produced by BADC.
A team of regional Node Coordinators manages BADC’s day-to-day operations. They work collaboratively to support partnerships and projects that use the node and help develop new content as needed.
- Arizona: Edwin Juarez, Arizona Game and Fish Department
- California, New Mexico, and general BADC questions: Emily Clark, Sonoran Joint Venture
- Nevada: Elisabeth Ammon, Great Basin Bird Observatory
- Oklahoma & Texas: James Giocomo, Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture
- Mexico: Osvel Hinojosa, Pronatura Noroeste and The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
- For technical support: Help Desk at Point Blue Conservation Science