Resources Directory – Planning

This section provides information about bird conservation partnerships and plans. Many, but not all, of these plans are split into four bird guilds: landbirds, shorebirds, waterbirds, and waterfowl. The plans provide information about the most important species, habitat needs, and necessary conservation actions at multiple scales. Further, the partnerships offer many other resources that may be useful to land trusts.

  • 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.

  • Birds of the World

    Birds of the World, a powerful new subscription-based resource, compiles the most comprehensive, up-to-date ornithological data into one platform through integration of four major ornithological works.

  • NABCI Relevancy Toolkit

    The North American Bird Conservation Initiative offers a relevancy toolkit that demonstrates how bird conservation can contribute to a diverse set of economic interests, human health, clean air, and clean water.

  • Partners in Flight

    Partners in Flight is a cooperative partnership that strives to combine, coordinate, and increase resources of public and private organizations in the Western Hemisphere to achieve greater success in conserving bird populations.

  • Joint Ventures

    Migratory Bird Joint Ventures are cooperative, regional partnerships that work to conserve habitat for the benefit of birds, other wildlife, and people.

  • State Wildlife Action Plans

    State Wildlife Actions Plans are proactive strategies that assess the health of each state’s wildlife and habitats, identify the problems they face, and outline the actions that are needed to conserve them over the long term.

  • Bird Conservation Regions

    Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs) are ecologically distinct regions in North America with similar bird communities, habitats, and resource management issues.

  • U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan

    The U.S Shorebird Conservation Plan was drafted by partners from state and federal agencies and non-governmental organizations from across the country who pooled their resources and expertise to develop a conservation strategy for migratory shorebirds and the habitats upon which they depend.

  • 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.

  • Waterbird Plan

    A plan created to support a vision in which the distribution, diversity, and abundance of populations and habitats of breeding, migratory, and nonbreeding waterbirds are sustained or restored throughout the lands and waters of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.