AFWA's Partners in Flight Landbird Reports

In January 2004, Partners in Flight (PIF) published the North American Landbird Conservation Plan (the Plan), the first continental assessment of the 448 landbird species that regularly breed in the U.S. and Canada.

In order to provide some of the information within the Plan in a more accessible format at finer geographic scales, PIF and the Association have provided the reports below for each state and Bird Conservation Region (BCR). They include priority species lists and population estimates, population targets and population objectives for those priority species. The information is sorted by habitat suite within each state and BCR.

Part I of each report is a “User’s Guide.” The guide explains the PIF planning process and includes caveats and assumptions, which will help users determine how they might like to use the report in bird conservation planning. Part II of each report presents the PIF priority species data and information by habitat-species suites. The priority species are listed within the species-habitat suite that is their primary breeding habitat. Finally, Appendix A in each report provides an example of ongoing efforts to refine the process presented in the Plan for establishing local and regional species objectives in support of continental population objectives.

We realize that there are many species lists out there, but it is critical to note that the information in these reports is not new. It was simply pulled from the Plan and organized into a user-friendly format. We also realize that this is a first attempt to make population estimates for landbirds and that these estimates need refining. PIF is continuing to work with partners to refine estimates and welcomes input from the state and local level on the estimates.

 State Landbird Reports

Alabama Alaska Arizona
Arkansas California Colorado
Connecticut Delaware Florida
Georgia Idaho Illinois
Indiana Iowa Kansas
Kentucky Louisiana Maine
Maryland Massachusetts Michigan
Minnesota Mississippi Missouri
Montana Nebraska Nevada
New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico
New York North Carolina North Dakota
Ohio Oklahoma Oregon
Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina
South Dakota Tennessee Texas
Utah Vermont Virginia
Washington West Virginia Wisconsin
User's Guide



AFWA Staff Contact:
Dr. Judith Scarl


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