In early 2017, partners received a Small NAWCA Grant to restore wetlands at Rooster Rock State Park at the western end of the Columbia River Gorge. Over the years, invasive plants have taken their toll on the native habitats. Starting this summer, partners will be planting 86,000 native plants to help reverse this trend.Learn More
For the Streaked Horned Lark, harvest can be a time of great peril, but the fields do make excellent nesting and feeding habitat once the crop has been harvested. The birds prefer the low, sparse vegetation of areas that were covered with water in the winter–known as ephemeral waterways or drown-out areas.Learn More
Congratulations to Columbia Land Trust who recently received a grant from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Land Trust Initiative. The land trust will use the funds to develop the East Cascades Oaks Partnership, which aims to raise awareness and promote conservation actions that will conserve imperiled white oak habitats.Learn More
In the Spring 2017 edition of Oregon Seed Magazine, Niles Brinton outlines his hopes for a threatened bird in the Pacific Northwest. As the Streaked Horned Lark Specialist for Pacific Birds, Niles is working as part of a lark partnership to ultimately recover the lark’s population–estimated to be only 900 to 1300 birds in the Willamette Valley.Learn More
Pacific Birds has been working to conserve birds in Hawaii for more than a decade, with a focus on conserving endangered waterbirds and their habitats. Quarterly partner meetings, rotating among the main islands, have been a hallmark of the Joint Venture and provide a venue for sharing information about the latest research, conservation strategies and partner projects on the islands.
Starting with the upcoming meeting in June, we are going all-bird and agenda topics include landbirds, seabirds and waterbirds.
A new paper in Conservation Biology reviews the impacts of artificial lighting to seabirds across the globe, including the Hawaiian Islands. Researchers wanted to identify information gaps and recommend conservation strategies to address an issue that is impacting at least 56 species of seabirds globally–45% of which are listed as vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.Learn More
A piece of the Pacific Americas Flyway will be conserved for migratory birds and other wildlife, thanks to the Lower Nehalem Community Trust (LNCT), Tillamook County and other partners.Learn More