Success Stories

There are numerous land trusts that have had exceptional experiences conserving both lands and birds; we interviewed some of these land trusts. Their stories have inspired other land trusts interested in becoming more involved in bird conservation and demonstrated how a land trust can benefit from bird conservation, including which first steps to take. We encourage you to read the stories of the land trusts listed below to learn more about their bird conservation efforts, and what they did to succeed.

  • Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

    SAHC has conserved nearly 800 acres of ecologically significant habitat to provide nesting grounds for birds.

  • Chelan-Douglas Land Trust

    CDLT collects and uses bird survey data to learn how birds use post-wildfire habitats and to inform management practices.

  • Central Colorado Conservancy

    CCC uses eBird and Lewis’s Woodpecker to conserve land and water while inspiring people to engage in restoration and stewardship on private lands.

  • Kennebec Estuary Land Trust

    KELT works with volunteer citizen scientists and eBird to establish bird monitoring programs that inform their conservation and management efforts.

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    Audubon Vermont

    The Golden Chain Project, led by Audubon Vermont, utilizes Golden-winged Warbler conservation as a way to bring together multiple land trusts and potential bird partners around a common theme.