Partners in Flight (PIF) is a dynamic and welcoming network of more than 150 partner organizations distributed throughout the Western Hemisphere. We are engaged in all aspects of landbird conservation from science, research, planning, and policy development, to land management, monitoring, education, and outreach. We are all dedicated to PIF’s simple, proactive mission: Keeping common birds common and helping species at risk through voluntary partnerships. To halt and reverse bird population declines before they are listed as threatened or endangered is a cost effective and common sense business model for the future.
PIF partners are dedicated to PIF’s simple, proactive mission: Keeping common birds common and helping species at risk through voluntary partnerships.
Helping Species at Risk
Using the best, most up-to-date science to assesses the vulnerability of all landbirds, PIF compiled the 2016 “Watch List,” which identifies 86 species of highest conservation concern. All of these birds will require immediate and coordinated actions across their full range and life cycles to reduce threats, reverse declines, and prevent future extinctions.
Keeping Common Birds Common
Partners in Flight promotes proactive strategies to conserve species before they become imperiled, with the goal of avoiding costly federal protection and risky long-term efforts to recover populations. Common birds are integral to healthy habitats and ecosystems—PIF identifies still-common, yet steeply declining species that need our help and occur in nearly every habitat.
Voluntary Partnerships for Birds, Habitats and People
Our network of government, non-government, and industry partners are committed to voluntary solutions that reduce the need for regulatory action. Because birds are indicators of overall environmental health, successful conservation provides healthy habitats for birds as well as for people who depend on those same landscapes for their economic and social well-being.