Birds Canada manages NatureCounts to facilitate the collection, management, analysis and sharing of natural inventory and monitoring data, with a particular focus on birds and other vertebrates such as amphibians, reptiles and bats. NatureCounts is also the first Canadian node of the Avian Knowledge Network, a group dedicated to the understanding of the patterns and dynamics of bird populations across the Western Hemisphere. NatureCounts provides a portal for participants to enter and review data online. In addition project coordinators manage data as well as volunteers through the site. Visitors are able to obtain permission to access raw data.