Using BBS Abundance Grids

For each species, there’s essentially a weighted range map produced with the BBS data. You can download the shape file for any species, which is a grid with abundance indices in each cell. This is useful if you need to work with distributions of species for spatial analyses.

For my purposes, I determined which Bird Conservation Region (BCR) each grid cell was in with a spatial join, and will use it to analyze weather based on relative abundance.

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