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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.