Over the three years since the EWG was formed, it has strived to be a unifying and organizing force for bird conservation in eastern North America, especially for broad-ranging issues spanning the borders and boundaries of our existing organizations, partnerships, and jurisdictions. Our three focal teams engage multiple partners and work toward full annual cycle conservation, science delivery, […]Read more »
The Eastern Working Group of Partners in Flight is a cooperative partnership working on conservation of eastern North American birds throughout their annual life cycles across the Western Hemisphere. This group addresses issues contributing to bird population declines that otherwise lack a forum for comprehensive attention at the eastern North America scale and across jurisdictional boundaries. It serves as a forum for bringing together bird conservationists from a wide array of organizations to facilitate coordinated, regional-scale implementation of research, monitoring, and management activities.
The Eastern Working Group is international in scope. Within the U.S. and Canada, it covers 31 states from Texas north to Maine and 6 Canadian provinces from Newfoundland and Labrador to Ontario. The geographic boundaries are open to change depending on interest in participation from partners in other states, provinces, or countries, including the Caribbean and Central and South America.
Participation in the Eastern Working Group is invited from all interested parties. See contact information in the sidebar to the right and links to Team pages with additional contact information, more details about each team, and how to get involved.
Note that this group’s geography encompasses the now retired Southeast, Northeast, and Midwest Working Groups, whose web pages and their associated content are still available by clicking on the links.
Notes and presentations from a meeting to explore the formation of the Eastern Working Group are available through the news item below or this link. The Eastern Working Group will initially be focusing on three topic areas, with teams forming to work on these issues: Full Annual Cycle Conservation, Data Management, and Science Delivery. This fact sheet provides additional information.
This framework document describes the purpose, goals, and operating guidelines for the Eastern Working Group.
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Working Group News
English, en français Bringing Birds Back: Restoring Eastern North America’s Avifauna Partners in Flight Eastern Working Group Virtual Meeting October 6th and 8th, 9-11am Eastern Time October 13th and 15th, 1-3pm Eastern Time The Partners in Flight (PIF) Eastern Working Group will be hosting a virtual meeting this fall, and you are invited to participate. […]Read more »
Scott Anderson The Midwest Migration Network (MMN) welcomes you to join our first ever virtual public conference “Connecting Birds & People in the Midwest” on July 21-23, 2020, featuring special keynote speakers Pete Marra, Director of the Georgetown Environment Initiative, and Fabiola Rodríguez, Ph.D. candidate at Tulane and research collaborator with the Mesoamerican Development Institute. […]Read more »
On April 24-25, 30 bird conservation biologists representing 25 different organizations, partnerships, and working groups met in Nashville, TN to explore common ground. The intended outcomes of the meeting included providing an overview of existing bird conservation activities in eastern North America, identifying a small number of priority issues upon which an Eastern Working Group […]Read more »
Henning Stabins, Sustainable Forestry & Science Support, Weyerhaeuser Company ( www.weyerhaeuser.com) Stewardship of our nation’s land and natural resources is the responsibility of all who touch them – private forest landowners and foresters, farmers and ranchers, hunters and anglers, conservationists, and state and federal agencies. The most effective conservation of fish and wildlife relies on productive collaboration […]Read more »