The U.S. North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) Committee and the Association of Joint Venture Management Board want to recognize individuals or groups who have shown exceptional accomplishments and/or leadership in bird conservation in furtherance of the principles of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative and the national/international bird initiatives (North American Waterfowl Management Plan, Partners in Flight, Waterbird Conservation for the Americas, National Shorebird Plans, and the resident game bird plans). Read on, or download the nomination guildelines as a PDF.


Accomplishments to be recognized should have served to advance the vision of protecting and restoring the populations and habitats of North American birds through one or more of the following:

  • Initiating and broadening bird conservation partnerships.
  • Increasing financial resources available for bird conservation in the U.S. and range-wide.
  • Enhancing the effectiveness of those resources and partnerships through integrated bird conservation.
  • Facilitating integrated bird conservation through monitoring, research, modeling, habitat management, or conservation programs.
  • Facilitating conservation through communication, education, outreach or policy advancements.
  • Local and regional impacts are good, but recipient’s work must show a strong connection to national and continental work.

Administrative Guidelines

  • Any individual, group, or organization may be nominated, except U.S. NABCI Committee members during their terms of service on the Committee
  • The nominations will be reviewed by the Awards Subcommittee of NABCI.
  • The awards will be presented at the North American Conference in March, or at some other mutually convenient venue.
  • Awards nominations must be received by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Friday, January 23, 2015

Nominations for the 2015 Award

Nominations should include the following:

  • Nominator information (name, title, organization, email address and phone number)
  • Nominee information (candidate’s name, title, organization if any, email address, and phone number)
  • A succinct overview explaining how the individual exceptionally advanced the protection and conservation of bird populations or their habitats (limit 100 words).
  • A description of specific accomplishments that advanced the protection and conservation of bird populations or their habitats (limit 800 words).
  • Up to 2 letters of support are welcome, but are not required. Nominations or support letters are more effective if from outside the nominee’s affiliated organization.

Previous Winners of the Gary T. Myers Bird Conservation Award

Steve Wendt
Humberto Berlanga
MO Bird Conservation Initiative
Gwen Brewer
Wild at Heart
Utah’s Linking Communities
Tricia Kelly
Kirk Nelson
Charles Baxter
Gary Myers
Deb Hahn
Carroll Henderson
Ken Babcock
NC Sandhills Partnership
Wayne MacCallum

Submit nominations electronically to: