All data downloaded from NatureCounts should adhere to our data sharing policy, as well as to the data sharing policy established for each individual dataset. The individual data sharing policies are available from the datasets page, and is also provided as a text file along with any data that you download from this site. Please review all documents carefully and make sure to contact the primary data owners for permission, collaboration and review as required.
Use the following format to cite data retrieved from NatureCounts:
[Data provider name]. 2018. [Dataset name]. Data accessed from NatureCounts, a node of the Avian Knowledge Network, Birds Canada. Available: https://www.naturecounts.ca/. Accessed: [Date].
Birds Canada. 2018. Marsh Monitoring Program. Data accessed from NatureCounts, a node of the Avian Knowledge Network, Birds Canada. Available: http://www.naturecounts.ca/. Accessed: 8 August 2018.
Use of NatureCounts visualizations or output tools using data from multiple datasets. If NatureCount tools are used in your analysis the citation should be as follows.
Birds Canada. 2018. NatureCounts web application. Port Rowan, Ontario. Available: https://www.naturecounts.ca. Accessed: [Date].