Migratory Bird Conservation Champions

Supporting conservation across North America

Over their long history, the North American Migratory Bird Joint Ventures have worked with over 5,700 non-governmental organizations; local, state, and federal agencies and governments; private landowners; tribes; corporations; universities; and other partners.

These collaborations have translated into an array of success stories, including the conservation of millions of acres of important habitat for birds and other wildlife, leveraging millions of matching and in-kind dollars; innovative partnerships to protect at-risk species, strategic communications and outreach to deliver important messages to target audiences, cutting edge scientific research to fill gaps in knowledge, and science-based planning to guide resource management actions.

The North American Migratory Bird Joint Venture Conservation Champion Award is given to partners and partnerships that have demonstrated a long-term commitment and dedication to the important work of the Joint Ventures.

2014 Award Winners

Pennsylvania Golden-Winged Warbler Habitat Initiative

The Pennsylvania Golden-winged Warbler Habitat Initiative has resulted in 39,108 acres of potential breeding habitat on private and public lands.

Congressman Raúl Grijalva

Congressman Raúl Grijalva is dedicated to natural resource conservation and has sponsored and supported critical legislation for bird and habitat conservation, especially within the Sonoran Joint Venture region.

Joe Kramer

Joe Kramer has been an exemplary leader outside of Kansas throughout his career and is committed to advancing the science and management of wetlands and waterfowl.

U.S. Representative John C. Fleming, M.D.

Representative John C. Fleming has steadfastly supported migratory bird initiatives, legislation, and funding since his election to Congress in 2008.

Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory

Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory works tirelessly with the Joint Ventures in the western and central United States and northern Mexico to support bird and habitat conservation priorities.

Maine Wetlands Protection Coalition

The Maine Wetlands Protection Coalition is a group of partners that has worked together to permanently protect over a million acres of wildlife habitat.

South Carolina Working Group of the South Atlantic Migratory Bird Initiative

Through the ACE Basin Focus Area Task Force and similar Task Forces focused on Winyah Bay and the South Lowcountry partners in South Carolina have worked together to protect the most critically-important landscapes for birds and other wildlife.

View the 2012 Award Winners