Recognizing the need for new perspectives to address the severe declines of North American birds, on October 28, 2020, the Western Working Group of Partners in Flight convened virtually to stimulate novel thinking around the Five Game Changers concept and to generate actionable ideas to make the Game Changers game-changing.Read more »
Since 1991 the Western Working Group (WWG) of Partners in Flight has organized cohesive bird conservation across the western US, Mexico, and Canada.
The WWG fosters communication, coordination, and cooperation among agencies, non-governmental organizations, and individuals interested in conserving birds.
We promote and implement Bird Conservation Plans, develop land managers guides, highlight and support research and monitoring needs, and develop new collaborations and networks for effective bird conservation. Collectively, we identify problems, synthesize information, and generate solutions to be used by resource professionals and the general public.
We meet twice a year, and all interested in bird conservation are welcome.
Autumn 2021 Meeting!
The Partners in Flight Western Working Group will hold its autumn 2021 virtual meeting on October 12 and 13, then on October 26 and 27. The October 12 session will focus on MOTUS project development and regional strategic planning for deployment of the network. A session on bird conservation issues related to western forests will take place on the 13th, followed by two sessions (26 and 27 October) on Road to Recovery: Western Priority Species Working Groups.
Please Save the Dates for our autumn sessions (Zoom link and agendas will be shared via our Listserv). Each session will be held in the morning, so please block-out 8:00AM to 12:00PM (Pacific) for each day. As always, keep up-to-date by subscribing to our WWG Listserv.
Working Group News
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 »
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 »