In less than a single lifetime, North America has lost more than one in four of its birds. While these numbers can seem overwhelming, there are many things we can do to make a difference, such as the 7 Simple Actions to Help Birds. Partners in Flight Western Working Group (PIF WWG) recently thought about what we can do to help, and we hatched the PIF WWG 7 Simple Actions Challenge!Read more »
Since 1991, the Western Working Group (WWG) of Partners in Flight has organized cohesive bird conservation at flyway scales across the west. Like all regional working groups, the PIF WWG exists to create strategies for the conservation of birds by developing Bird Conservation Plans that identify problems, synthesize information, and generate solutions to be used by resource professionals and the general public.
To that end, WWG works to foster communication, coordination, and cooperation among individuals interested in conserving birds.
If you come to the table, then you belong.
The WWG of PIF is made up of the US western states, western Canadian Territories and Provinces, and several western states in Mexico. We meet twice a year and bring together Federal, State, and NGO partners from all three countries. All WWG meetings are open to anyone interested in bird conservation and we eagerly seek your contribution.
The Spring 2020 meeting is now VIRTUAL! See connectivity details here, and monitor the PIF WWG Listserv for up-to-date details.
Working Group News
The Chat is Back: a story of a multi-nation partnership to recover the endangered Yellow-breasted Chat population in British Columbia
Christine Bishop, Environment and Climate Change Canada le français suit In 2000, the western yellow-breasted chat (Icteria virens auricollis) population in British Columbia (BC) was listed, under the Canadian Species At Risk Act, as Endangered. Its already restricted population had drastically declined due to the loss of over 85% of its key nesting habitat—wild rose […]Read more »
by Karen Schlatter, Sonoran Institute Delta Program. Picture credits: Sonoran Institute https://sonoraninstitute.org/card/colorado-river-delta/ Nearly four years ago today, I witnessed something dramatic, something I will remember for the rest of my life: the Colorado River flowed from its headwaters all the way to the sea. Although this doesn’t actually sound very exciting (happens all the time […]Read more »
Jennie Duberstein, Coordinator, Sonoran Joint Venture Reposted with permission from the Sonoran Joint Venture website http://sonoranjv.org/avicaching Avicaching, created by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is simply eBird + Geocaching: searching specific locations to spot as many birds as possible. With geocaching, people go to specific sites to find treasures. With Avicaching, eBird Hotspots are the […]Read more »
Edwin Juarez, Arizona Game and Fish Department The U.S. Forest Service Southwest Region recently published the guide “Maintaining and Improving Habitat for Hummingbirds in Arizona and New Mexico – A Land Manager’s Guide.” This guide completes efforts to provide information about the plants that are important to migratory hummingbirds across the western United States. The guides […]Read more »