Work with Us
If you have a project in the U.S. 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, or 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.
Our 2021 Request for Proposals is closed, please check back in Spring 2022 for information about the 2022 RFP.
"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
See the Stories
Pacific Birds 2021 Partnership Grant Awardees have been announced. Eleven partners have been awarded support to advance conservation work within our three conservation priorities.
The Conservation Fund has spearheaded an acquisition project in a globally important Important Bird Area, intending to transfer the property to the Alaska State Park System when the purchase is complete.
Kawainui Marsh State Wildlife Sanctuary on O‘ahu has the potential to host resident and migratory waterbirds so long as invasive plant species can be kept in check. Managers, with help from local volunteers, are working hard to do just that.
Partners came together in the fall of 2020 to conserve an ecological and cultural jewel on California’s Humboldt Bay. The area has unique habitats and adds to the contiguous conserved lands in the area.
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.