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
News and Stories
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
National Audubon Society and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service just announced a major new conservation resource for the conservation of shorebirds and their habitats along the Pacific Americas Flyway. The need from a population standpoint is compelling. Across the globe, 45% of Arctic-nesting shorebirds are decreasing and within the flyway, 11% of shorebird populations demonstrate long-term declines; none are known to be increasing.Learn More
A unique conservation initiative that sustains healthy local economies and valuable oak habitat is gaining momentum in Oregon. The goal of the Willamette Valley Oak Accord is to generate awareness and support for oak conservation and to help landowners conserve or establish oak habitat on their property.
Oak habitat, including the large iconic oaks of open landscapes, provide critical food, shelter and nesting habitat for resident and migratory birds, insect pollinators, and other wildlife.Learn More
The conservation theme for the 2017 International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) is “Stopover Sites – Helping Birds Along the Way”.
We are especially excited about this year’s events and resources as the conservation of stopover sites is a big part of what drives our work and that of our partners.Learn More