Arizona Partners in Flight Reference Database

The purpose of this database is to help natural resource managers, researchers, policy makers, students, and interested members of the general public find information and data on birds that breed in or migrate through Arizona. This project was developed in conjunction with the Arizona Partners in Flight Master Plan.

This database contains over 700 references and includes a broad mix of publications from peer-reviewed jounals, government and nongovernmental organization documents, and some popular literature. We hope eventually to include all known references dealing with neotropical migratory birds of Arizona, or bird research conducted in Arizona.

The database has comprehensive references (including outside Arizona) for certain species, such as the endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) and Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium brasilianum cactorum).

The downloadable database is a DOS executable, self-extracting file packaged in Papyrus (TM). It will allow you to search for, list, and print references, and to export them to your word processor. It does not, however, allow you to modify the database.

To install the database, create a directory called "C:\azbirds". Copy the downloaded files to to this directory. From the "C:\azbirds" directory prompt, type "install". To run the program, type "azbirds".

The database will be updated as new references are obtained. Any additions (particularly "grey" literature) and corrections are welcome. Please contact Rob Marshall (

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