ABOUT OUR ATLAS PAGES
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa). Photo by Brian Klinkenberg
Our Atlas Pages
The E-Fauna BC atlas pages provide a centralized source of accurate, scientifically-based summary information on BC wildlife. While they vary in depth of coverage and categories of information, depending on the original source and the author, they generally include information on each species' distribution in BC (maps), biology, ecology, and conservation status. They also provide available direct access to a photo gallery for each species as an aid to identification, and deep links to species-specific information on other web sites where available.
The E-Fauna BC atlas pages are dynamic, which means that they do not actually exist. They are a product of our computers extacting information from several databases when a search is requested, and then displaying that information in a pre-programmed template for each species group. Whenever the databases are updated by our data providers, then the information in the atlas pages is automatically updated.
E-Fauna BC provides dynamic interactive GIS maps for most species groups.These display collections-based information, observation based information, and photo record information. Collections-based information is obtained from participating museums, observation based information will be used primarily for birds, and will be obtained from eBird and other orthinological sources. Photo record data will be provided from the E-Fauna photo galleries where specific location information is available.