Mission: Study and protection of wild bird communities
Programs: Rearch and monitoring - conducts long-term monitoring and applied and theoretical research projects that use birds as ecological indicators. Birds tell us about the functioning of the environment as a whole, and this has important consequences for birds, other wildlife, and human communities.
education, informatics, science development, conservation - develop and deliver scientific results and bird conservation messages to decision makers in support of sustainable natural resource management and ecosystem conservation. Provide technical and human resources for effective data input, management, discovery, access, and analysis. Maintain and expand collaborations to provide capacity for meeting our mission and maximizing the effectiveness of our work and conservation outcomes. Through internships and workshops, provide technical skill development in the areas of bird monitoring and research methodologies, science delivery, and science education. Provide unique and diverse community learning opportunities that foster an appreciation for birds and an interest in science-based bird and habitat conservation. Integrate needs for science and outdoor education by delivering curriculum and supporting programming.
Provided guidance in organization, management development, strategic planning, product development and fund raising from inception until January 2010.
Saw the organization develop scientific prowess, develop tools to help manage bird habitat resources, become a local and national community leader and contributor, build a strong management team and achieve close to $1million in grants.