Land Trusts Using eBird

Explore the map above to learn how land trusts from all over the country are utilizing eBird for activities such as community engagement, bird monitoring, community science, assessment and evaluation of land management, land prioritization, and decision making across their service areas. This powerful tool can help conservation groups expand their reach to additional audiences, inform stewardship planning, and build organizational capacity through birds.

  • Using eBird Hotspots

    Hotspots are a great tool to engage local birders on protected properties while simultaneously gathering important bird data that can help inform habitat management decisions.

  • Community Engagement

    eBird has the potential to connect community members with land trust properties and conservation projects, which can help mobilize the community to both care for and protect the landscape and the wildlife that inhabits it.

  • Monitoring and Community Science

    Use eBird to establish a monitoring protocol for staff and volunteers. Train a group of community scientists in eBird to increase monitoring capacity in your service area.

  • Assess and Evaluate Management

    eBird can serve as a tool for land trusts to assess pre and post habitat management activities by monitoring which birds are present on the parcel or not.

  • Land Prioritization

    Using eBird data can be a great way to prioritize the use of limited conservation dollars on the landscape.

  • NBHCI Mapping Tool

    The Northeast Bird Habitat Conservation Initiative has launched an interactive mapping tool using eBird data designed to aid northeastern conservation practitioners and organizations in advancing conservation.

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