Resources Directory

The existing network of bird conservation partners and resources provides an excellent opportunity for land trusts to engage in conservation at different scales. This Resource Directory is designed especially for land trusts: bringing many of the resources together in one place and helping navigate the resources to find what is pertinent to land trusts. The resources can be useful for land trusts' funding proposals, community outreach, strategic conservation planning, land acquisition and easement justification, management plan development, and monitoring. The resources on these pages are organized by four categories – Engaging People, Planning, Management Guides, and Presentations and Publications.

If there are additional resources that you’ve found helpful and would like added to the site, please email us with the resource name, category in which it should be listed, online link, and a description of how it's useful to land trusts. We value your contributions!

  • North American Waterfowl Management Plan

    The North American Waterfowl Management Plan is a strategy, crafted by the waterfowl management community in the United States and Canada, to increase waterfowl populations through habitat protection, restoration, and enhancement.

    Resources Directory, Planning
  • NestWatch

    NestWatch is a nationwide nest-monitoring program used to study the current condition of breeding bird populations and how they may be changing over time as a result of climate change, habitat degradation and loss, expansion of urban areas, and the introduction of non-native plants and animals.

    Engaging People, Resources Directory
  • Multiple Species, Habitats and Miscellaneous Guides

    This section represents miscellaneous guides, such as managing for farmland or multiple species, which could not be categorized by our chosen habitat types.

    Resources Directory, Management Guides
  • Merlin

    Merlin is a free bird identification app for your smartphone, offering quick identification help for all levels of bird watchers to learn about North America and Europe’s common and rare birds. The program will ask you five simple questions about a bird you are trying to identify and Merlin’s Bird ID... See More

    Engaging People, Resources Directory
  • Macaulay Library

    The Macaulay Library provides access to the world’s largest archive of wildlife sounds and videos, and allows users to search recordings by species for birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, arthropods, and even fishes. Additionally, digital audio guides are available for download.

    Engaging People, Resources Directory
  • Land trusts and bird conservation: A needs assessment

    In 2014, we conducted an online survey of regional and local land trusts throughout the U.S. to learn more about land trusts’ interests and experiences with bird habitat conservation and related resources. This publication details the survey’s background, purpose, methods, results, summary of recommendations for land trusts, and next steps for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Land Trust Initiative.

    Resources Directory, Presentations and Publications
  • Land trusts and bird conservation: A needs assessment Western states

    In 2014, we conducted an online survey of regional and local land trusts throughout the U.S. to learn more about land trusts’ interests and experiences with bird habitat conservation and related resources. This publication reports on the Western states’ results from the survey.

    Resources Directory, Presentations and Publications
  • Land Trust Initiative: Western Results Presentation

    A presentation on land trusts and bird conservation, including information and results from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Land Trust Initiative survey from only those land trusts located in the West (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY), recommendations, and next steps.

    Resources Directory, Presentations and Publications
  • Land Trust Initiative: National Results Presentation

    A presentation on land trusts and bird conservation, including information and results from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Land Trust Initiative survey, recommendations, and next steps.

    Resources Directory, Presentations and Publications
  • Land Trust Bird Conservation..Promotional Materials

    The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has created a bookmark, power point slide, and press release to help land trusts promote and advertise the Land Trust Conservation Initiative Website.  ... See More

    Resources Directory, News, Presentations and Publications