The Bird Conservation Plans, created by the California Partners In Flight (CalPIF) and PRBO Conservation Science, are for every land manager and researcher interested in improving specific habitats for landbirds. Following the guidelines of the International Partners in Flight Flight Plan, habitat-based Bird Conservation Plans (BCPs) facilitate that goal by stimulating a proactive approach to landbird conservation.
The Partners in Flight Tri-National Vision for Landbird Conservation was announced in May 2010: “Our three nations of Canada, Mexico, and the continental United States are home to more than 1,150 species of birds, including 882 native landbird species. Conserving our shared birds will require a continental, and ultimately hemispheric, perspective and a commitment to international cooperation.”
The Hummingbird Monitoring Network Mission and Vision summarizes the background, creation, and development of the HMN, and prioritizes key action items need to continue the conservation of hummingbirds and their habitats.
Maintaining and Improving Habitats for Hummingbirds in
General Habitat Information
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The WHP provides:
- Information on how various land management activities and other stressors affect hummingbirds and their habitats.
- Identification of primary threats to hummingbirds and their habitats.
- Identification of important habitat components for which to manage.
- List of recommended plants for restoration, commercial and/or personal use.
- Prioritization of habitat improvement needs.
- Identification of habitat improvement techniques.
The WHP will also develop effective ways to distribute this information to land managers throughout western North America.
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