Permissions for Data Use and Copyrights

This page describes how the bird atlas data and the content of this site can be used.

Data of the 3rd atlas

Until the end of 2014, the usage of the detailed third atlas data has been limited for researchers and other people who have co-operated in the atlas project. The data will be open for everybody in 2015 and it can be downloaded from the atlas website. The present restrictions for use of the data hold for grid- and species-specific indices of breeding evidence and survey activity. If you wish to use these data, please contact Dr. Jari Valkama:

Jari Valkama
firstname.lastname@helsinki.fi
tel. +358-9-191 28849
Finnish Museum of Natural History
P.O. Box 17 (Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 13)
FI-00014 UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
FINLAND

Data of the 1st and 2nd atlas

CC BYThe data of the 1st and 2nd bird atlas (from 1970's and 80's) is available under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 -license. You may use the data freely, if you follow the terms of this license. The data is available as CSV files and a machine-readable application interface (API).

  • Data as CSV files: degrees of breeding evidence and survey activity (ZIP, 1 MB)
  • API: only degrees of breeding evidence

The license requires you to give attribution to the source and mention the license. You can do this for example like this:

  • Results of the 1st and 2nd Finnish bird atlas. Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of Helsinki. Used with Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 -license.

The 1st and 2nd atlas projects are described briefly in English in these publications:

  • Väisänen, Risto A.; Lammi, Esa & Koskimies, Pertti 1998: Muuttuva pesimälinnusto. Otava, Keuruu. ISBN 951-1-12663-6.
  • Hyytiä, Kalevi; Kellomäki, Erkki & Koistinen, J. (toimittajat) 1983: Suomen lintuatlas. SLY:n Lintutieto Oy, Helsinki. ISBN 951-95560-3-6.

Content of this bird atlas website

Species descriptions and maps

CC BY-NC-SAThe maps on this site are available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike -license. You may use the maps, if you follow the terms of this license.

The license requires (among other things) you to give attribution to the source and mention the license. You can do this for example as follows:

  • Valkama, Jari, Vepsäläinen, Ville & Lehikoinen, Aleksi 2011: 3rd Finnish Bird Atlas. Finnish Museum of Natural History and The Ministry of the Environment.. <http://atlas3.lintuatlas.fi> (copied [DATE]) ISBN  978-952-10-7145-4 . Used with Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike -license.
  • 3rd Finnish Bird Atlas – Jari Valkama, Ville Vepsäläinen and Aleksi Lehikoinen, Finnish Museum of Natural History. Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike.

Species photos

Species photos on this site are mainly Creative Commons -licensed works from other sites. These can be used according to the same license they are used here with. The license and attribution information for each photo are shown on the footer of each page.

Experts at the Finnish Museum of Natural History have confirmed that each photo depicts the correct species. (The photos have been taken from around the world, so the subspecies are not necessarily those that are breeding in Finland.)