Nevada Bird Conservation Networks

GBBO Goals for a Combined Nevada Network

Virginia's Warbler / Photo: Martin Meyers

Virginia's Warbler / Photo: Martin Meyers

GBBO has long been actively involved in several regional networks, including Nevada Partners in Flight, the Nevada Bird Habitat Conservation Partnership, the Western Golden Eagle Working Group, and several others. These groups have the basic mission in common of improving effectiveness in bird conservation in our area, and the partner agencies that participate are the same. Through its involvement in these efforts, GBBO has learned that all of these groups would benefit from being networked in real time to prevent duplication of effort, to build project partnerships, and to get the most out of conservation dollars spent.

GBBO is therefore seeking to network these groups through joint meetings and joint online presence that achieves better efficiency in communications and the ability to learn about each other’s work and accomplishments. The primary goal of the network would be to ensure current knowledge of all planning, research, and on-the ground conservation projects that matter to bird conservation in Nevada.


Regional Bird Conservation Groups with which GBBO is Involved

Partners in Flight represents the largest landbird conservation partnership in the nation and its Western Working Group is among the most active within the partnership. Nevada has its own chapter of Partners in Flight, which meets irregularly about once or twice a year. This group has also produced the latest Nevada Comprehensive Bird Conservation Plan in 2010. Anyone involved in bird conservation efforts is invited to attend these meetings and, to get on the PIF mailing list, contact us.

The California and Nevada Golden Eagle Working Group is actively coordinating research and monitoring of Golden Eagles in our region.

The Sonoran Joint Venture covers bird conservation planning, research and habitat implementation for the southwestern region that includes the Sonoran and Mojave deserts.

Intermountain West Joint Venture has a Nevada chapter, the Nevada Bird Habitat Conservation Partnership, which meets twice a year to coordinate on-the-ground bird habitat conservation.

The Avian Knowledge Network provides bird survey data bases and data analysis tools that allow for more effective bird conservation planning.


Olive-sided Flycatcher / Photo: Martin Meyers

Olive-sided Flycatcher / Photo: Martin Meyers

Folks who want to get seriously involved in bird conservation planning and implementation in Nevada should also learn about the following agency programs:

Nevada Department of Wildlife’s Wildlife Action Plan, Greater Sage-Grouse projects, and mine claim marker removal project.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife program, as well as their National Wildlife Refuges and their Migratory Bird Program for the Pacific Southwest Region.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s various conservation planning efforts throughout the state.

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program.

Clark County’s Desert Conservation Program and its Clark County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan.

U.S. National Parks and National Recreation Areas’ many opportunities to get involved and educated.