State of the Birds 2013 Released

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced the release of the State of the Birds 2013 Report on Private Lands on July 2, 2013. A collaborative effort as part of the U.S. North American Bird Conservation Initiative, involving federal and state wildlife agencies and scientific and conservation organizations, the report shows how private land conservation incentives positively impact bird habitat. View the report and supplemental information.

US NABCI Committee August 2013 meeting

NABCI Hosts Human Dimensions Workshop

The US Committee of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative hosted a workshop in February 2013 entitled Exploring the Human Dimensions of Bird Conservation. Fifty two leaders from across the range of bird conservation agencies and organizations heard from leading human dimensions researchers how human dimensions research has been successfully applied to bird conservation programs, with real-world examples of decisions made by bird conservation professionals to better understand of how people’s values and motivations can inform policy, program design, and messaging.

U.S. NABCI Committee February 2013 meeting summary and presentations.

Next U.S. NABCI Committee meeting: January or February 2014, Arlington VA.

U.S. NABCI Committee members

The U.S. NABCI Subcommittees:

Private Lands
State of the Birds












Welcome to the official Web site of the United States NABCI Committee.

The United States is home to a tremendous diversity of native birds, with more than 800 species inhabiting terrestrial, coastal, and ocean habitats. More than 30 percent of these species are federally listed as endangered, threatened, or of conservation concern. Their greatest threat is habitat loss on breeding areas, overwintering grounds, and migration sites throughout North America and beyond. 

One in every three Americans is a bird watcher and wildlife watching generates billions to the economy annually. Birds are indicators of the health of our environment, which we all depend on for clean air and water, plentiful wildlife, and productive soils.

The U.S. North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) Committee is a forum of government agencies, private organizations, and bird initiatives helping partners across the continent meet their common bird conservation objectives. The Committee is working to secure a bright future for North America's more than 1,150 species of birds, in conjunction with NABCI partners in Mexico and Canada

The Committee's strategy is to foster coordination and collaboration on key issues of concern, including bird monitoring, conservation design, private lands, international collaboration, and state and federal agency support for integrated bird conservation.

The Tri-national NABCI Committee is the venue through which the three national NABCI committees work together to increase cooperation and effectiveness of bird conservation efforts among the three countries.

Other national NABCI Committees:

NABCI Mexico NABCI Mexico

NABCI Canada NABCI Canada