Work with Us
If you have a project that benefits native birds and their habitats, we encourage you to apply for a Pacific Birds Partnership Grant. We support projects that align with the goals of our conservation priorities: Oak and Prairie, Hawaiʻi Wetlands and Coastal Wetlands.
There are many ways to help. We will consider projects that raise awareness about birds and why birds matter; directly conserve habitat; conduct research or develop data layers that inform conservation work; increase capacity; and create or support local partnerships centered on our priority habitats.
Conservation work should be located in Alaska, Hawaiʻi, or the western portions of Washington, Oregon and northern California. Projects that have a match contribution or show additional partner interest will receive stronger consideration. Grant applications of up to $30,000 will be accepted, but most awards will be in the range of $5,000 to $20,000.
We welcome new partners to our grants program. Please contact us if you have questions.
"The 2020 Pacific Birds Partnership Grant was incredibly valuable, not just to our organization, but to habitat conservation in the Humboldt Bay Region. This grant catalyzed a landmark conservation project that protected coastal dune forest, freshwater and saltwater wetlands, native dune mat, and bayfront habitats.
The support we received also led to a durable conservation coalition for the sustainable management of the ecological jewel that is the Somoa Dunes and Wetlands Conservation Area. We are grateful for Pacific Birdsʻ profound investment in such a transformative conservation project that will steward the diverse habitats of Humboldt Bay long into the future."
- Mike Cipra, Executive Director, Friends of the Dunes
2020 Project Stories
Pacific Birds is currently accepting applications for our 2021 Partnership Grants Program. If you have a project that falls within the proposal guidelines, we would like to hear from you!
A University of Hawai‘i team have found that fencing to exclude mammals improves the nesting success of a‘eo (Hawaiian Stilt). Clutch sizes and hatch rates were significantly greater at the fenced site than the unfenced site.
The Wisdom Keepers Project gathers Indigenous Knowledge about migratory birds to keep that knowledge alive and share it with tribal subsistence users in Southcentral Alaska.
The East Cascades Oak Partnership recently completed their Strategic Action Plan for 2020-2030, a major accomplishment for a group formed in 2017! This plan, with the input from many partners and community members, lays out a multidimensional path forward for oak conservation.
A new project is underway to help conserve some of Hawaiʻi’s waterbirds. Researchers at the University of Hawai‘i are working to better understand the threat of botulism, and–building upon previous wok–create a botulism reporting network.
The Klamath Siskiyou Oak Network (KSON) has already done a lot for oak conservation. Pacific Birds is helping to ensure they have the capacity to keep up the good work.
Congratulations to the recipients of our 2020 Partnership Awards! Thirteen partner projects were selected for funding and we will be highlighting them over the next year.
Over the next year two years, and with a little help from Pacific Birds, Bryn Webber and the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University will be going full speed ahead with research on the ‘alae‘ula (Hawaiian Common Gallinule) on Kaua‘i Island, Hawai‘i.
The Pacific Birds 2020 Partnership Grant RFP is open. If you have a project that can be completed by June, 2021, and it is within the U.S. portion of Pacific Birds, then consider applying. But do it soon as it is a short window.