From the Great Lakes to the Great Plains, The Nature Conservancy is protecting breeding and migratory habitat for birds across America’s Heartland—which is good news for birds and the people who love watching them.
Bird-watching is gaining in popularity in the United States—48 million people engaged in birding in 2006, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service! Their report also found that birding generating a whopping $82 million in total industry output, sustaining 671,000 jobs and creating $11 billion in local, state and federal tax revenue.
From sandhill cranes on the Platte River in Nebraska to prairie chickens at Glacial Ridge in Minnesota, see how birds enrich our lives and local economies, read what The Nature Conservancy is doing to protect their habitat and learn how you can help.
Sandhill cranes, prairie chickens and other birds attract visitors and revenue to Nebraska’s Platte River, northwest Minnesota and local communities across the U.S.
Love watching birds anywhere and everywhere? Follow three frequent flyers as they make their spring journeys from their winter homes to destinations north.
Learn more about birds and how you can help them in your backyard and around the world.
Migratory birds sing the praises of Arkansans for conserving habitat in the Big Woods, along the Mississippi River and even in city parks.
Get tips and tricks for bird-watching in the grasslands from Jeff Walk, director of science in Illinois.
See how Hoosiers are protecting habitat for birds including this handsome ruby-throated hummingbird.
We’re protecting habitat for this rare and beautiful warbler in Michigan and the Bahamas.
A former college linebacker is capturing Minnesota prairie chickens to help these birds hold on in neighboring Wisconsin.
Local photographer Bill Duncan showcases the beauty and diversity of Missouri’s birds in this slideshow.
Sandhills cranes and snow geese are just two of the must-see migrations across Nebraska.
Predator control is helping rare piping plovers recover at the John E. Williams Preserve.
We’re studying birds along the shores of Lake Ontario to see how they interact with the Great Lakes.
We’re providing safe havens for birds in Ohio during migration and all year round.
Birds are vulnerable during migration. See how we’re providing the stopover habitats they need in Wisconsin.