NAWCA GRANT CONSERVES A PIECE OF THE PACIFIC FLYWAY

A piece of the Pacific Americas Flyway will be conserved for migratory birds and other wildlife, thanks to the Lower Nehalem Community Trust (LNCT), Tillamook County and other partners. The Trust recently received a North American Wetlands Conservation Act grant to conserve 33 acres of high-quality intertidal salt marsh and tidal channels at Botts Marsh in Nehalem Bay, Oregon.

PACIFIC AMERICAS SHOREBIRD CONSERVATION STRATEGY UNVEILED

National Audubon Society and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service just announced a major new conservation resource for the conservation of shorebirds and their habitats along the Pacific Americas Flyway. The need from a population standpoint is compelling. Across the globe, 45% of Arctic-nesting shorebirds are decreasing and within the flyway, 11% of shorebird populations demonstrate long-term declines; none are known to be increasing.

OAKS, VINEYARDS AND LANDBIRDS

A unique conservation initiative that sustains healthy local economies and valuable oak habitat is gaining momentum in Oregon. The goal of the Willamette Valley Oak Accord is to generate awareness and support for oak conservation and to help landowners conserve or establish oak habitat on their property.

Oak habitat, including the large iconic oaks of open landscapes, provide critical food, shelter and nesting habitat for resident and migratory birds, insect pollinators, and other wildlife.

INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD “DAY” 2017 CELEBRATES STOPOVERS

The conservation theme for the 2017 International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) is “Stopover Sites – Helping Birds Along the Way”.

We are especially excited about this year’s events and resources as the conservation of stopover sites is a big part of what drives our work and that of our partners.

FEATURED BIRD – PACIFIC BRANT

Brant are one of many species that rely on coastal stopover habitats.

Brant include Atlantic and Pacific subspecies, with the range of the Pacific Brant spanning four countries and most of the Pacific Flyway. They spend the summer along the northern reaches of North America, nesting further north than any other waterfowl species. Unlike most other waterfowl, Brant prefer salt marshes and eelgrass beds rather than freshwater habitats.