News

Articles featuring bird conservation and land trusts will be posted here, as they become available.

  • eNews May 2024

    In this edition:
    • New Workshop Guide
    • Birding Hotspots Website
    • Wings in the Woodlands
    • Burning for Birds StoryMap
    • New Conservation Research
    • BirdCast Migration Maps

  • Conservation Speed-Dating Workshop Guide

    The Virginia Grassland Bird Initiative (VGBI) has worked with partners across three Regional Conservation Partnerships in Virginia to successfully build out a novel outreach approach that is accelerating the adoption of conservation best management practices in the region. Follow this link to learn more about VGBI’s Conservation Speed-Dating Workshops and download a guide to hosting an event in your region.

  • eNews February 2024

    In this edition, we offer examples of land trust small grant activities, share details on the Great Backyard Bird Count and the Young Birders Event, highlight the popularity of birding in the U.S., offer a coupon code for a Bird Academy course, and provide information about using Macaulay Library assets.

  • 2024 Request for Proposals Open

    Request for Proposals is Open!
    The Cornell Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative is pleased to announce the 2024 Land Trust Small Grant Program, which will award $230,000 to as many as 14 projects throughout the country. This program provides funding opportunities to facilitate impactful projects that accelerate and amplify land stewardship and bird conservation on land trust properties and easements.

  • eNews December 2023

    In this edition, we announce the next round of land trust small grants opening in January 2024, highlight the recent update to eBird Status and Trends, and share news from the American Ornithological Society about revising eponymous bird names.

  • AudioMoth recording
    eNews October 2023

    In this edition, we highlight projects using bioacoustic recordings to conserve birds, feature a toolkit to help land trusts create wildlife corridors, explore the universal appeal of birding, provide a link to a short film about conservation in grasslands, and share important upcoming dates.

  • eNews July 2023

    In this edition, we announce the 2023 Cornell Land Trust Small Grant awardees and highlight some of the work they are doing for bird conservation and community engagement on land trusts.

  • eNews May 2023

    In this edition, we announce three tools to help land trusts engage their community and highlight some of our partners to show how different land trust trusts are celebrating spring migration and working to conserve birds.

  • EBird Trends: Introducing The Ultimate Drill-Down Tool For Viewing Local Changes In Bird Populations

    A new generation of eBird Trends maps provides a fine-scale view for where birds are increasing and decreasing. The maps can be used to guide research and identify where conser­vation programs appear to be working so that they can be replicated elsewhere.

  • 2023 Request for Proposals Open

    Request for Proposals is Open!
    The Cornell Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative is pleased to announce the 2023 Land Trust Small Grant Program, which will award $230,000 to as many as 14 projects throughout the country. This program provides funding opportunities to facilitate impactful projects that accelerate and amplify land stewardship and bird conservation on land trust properties and easements.

  • eNews December 2022

    In this edition, we announce the next round of land trust small grants opening in January, highlight the release of eBird State Profiles, and introduce our new webpage, Land Trusts Using eBird. We feature resources such as the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Annual Report, an article from Living Bird Magazine that explores the mutualism between whitebark pine and Clark’s Nutcrackers, and Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count.

  • eNews November 2022

    In this edition, we announce the launch of two new exciting tools using eBird Status & Trends data: the Northeast Bird Habitat Conservation Initiative Mapping Tool and eBird Trends Maps. We feature resources from U.S. North American Bird Conservation Initiative’s 2022 State of the Birds Report that give land trusts insight on how to use birds as indicator species for biodiversity as well as which birds are at risk of losing 50 percent of their population in the next 50 years.