Resources Directory- All Resources

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, PlanningManagement GuidesPresentations and Publications, and Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice.

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!

  • eBird Trends Maps

    For the first time you’ll be able to see exactly where bird populations are increasing or decreasing within an 8-mile radius, an area smaller than many counties. Building knowledge about trends at a local level will also help us answer questions about climate change using birds as environmental indicators.

  • Northeast Bird Habitat Conservation Initiative 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, including regional conservation partnerships and land trusts, in advancing conservation.

  • Download eBird Data

    eBird has open data access products available in several formats that can be helpful in your strategic conservation planning, scientific modeling, and analyzing data from your land trust hotspots. Note: You must have an eBird account and be logged in…

  • 2022 U.S. State of the Birds

    The State of the Birds 2022 report sounds an alarm about steep population losses in virtually all habitats. The report identifies 70 Tipping Point species that have lost half or more of their breeding population since 1970, and are on tract to lose another half or more in the next 50 years.

  • State of the World’s Birds Report 2022

    The fifth edition of BirdLife’s flagship State of the World’s Birds report summarizes what birds, as metrics for planetary health, can tell us about the state of nature, the pressures upon it, and the solutions in place and needed.

  • NABCI field guide to partnerships
    NABCI Field Guide to Developing Partnerships

    Developing mutually beneficial partnerships based on common or complementary goals requires commitment, flexibility, and a desire and capacity to listen and understand the needs, values and challenges of potential partners. This document provides guidance on how to find common goals, effectively reach out to potential partners, and develop lasting relationships that benefit all players.

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    Latino Outdoors

    Latino Outdoors strives to inspire, connect, and engage Latino communities in the outdoors and embrace cultura y familia as part of the outdoor narrative, ensuring our history, heritage, and leadership are valued and represented.

  • Outdoor Afro enjoying a hike in Maryland.
    Outdoor Afro

    Outdoor Afro has become the nation’s leading, cutting edge network that celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature. We are a national not for profit organization with leadership networks around the country. With more than 100 leaders in 56 cities around the country, we connect thousands of people to nature experiences, who are changing the face of conservation.

  • American Birding Association Code of Birding Ethics

    Practice and promote respectful, enjoyable, and thoughtful birding as defined in this code published by the American Birding Association (ABA).

  • Native Land Map

    Native Land is a resource to learn more about Indigenous territories, languages, lands, and ways of life.