Advancing Bird Conservation Across the Americas

This week, Sarah Otterstrom, our Executive Director, and Julie Martinez, our Environmental Education Coordinator are at the 5th International Partners in Flight Conference and Conservation Workshop.

We have made a 40-year commitment to bird research and conservation in the Paso del Istmo Biological Corridor. Our integrated approach includes mapping habitat areas, characterizing land cover, reforestation, education, and community outreach. Visit our Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Initiative project profile to learn more.

Read more about our bird conservation initiatives here on our blog.

Cambiando Actitudes y Comportamientos para la Conservación de Aves Migratoria
Changing Attitudes and Behavior for Migratory Bird Conservation in Nicaragua

Educación Ambiental // Environmental Education
Desde hace 2008, más de 300 niños en 6 comunidades han cambiados sus huleras para binoculares. Además, hemos trabajado con más de 100 niños como parte de nuestro programa de “Guarda recursos Junior” para promover la conservación de aves y otros especies en el Paso del Istmo.

Since 2008, 300 children in 6 communities have traded their slingshots for binoculars. Additionally, our “Junior Ranger” program has taught over 100 children about the conservation of migratory birds. 

Conservación // Conservation
Conjunto con propietarios de terrenos privados, hemos reforestado 400 hectáreas de pastizal degradado con especies de arboles que proveen recursos claves para aves migratorios.

We have worked hand-in-hand with landowners to restore abandoned pastures for the conservation of migratory birds by planting tree species that provide key resources for these species. 

Ciencia // Science
En colaboración con el Instituto Internacional de Bosques Tropicales del USFS de los Estados Unidos, desde el 2009 hemos monitoreado las poblaciones de aves migratorios en los fragmentos de bosques más de 30 especies migratorias.

In collaboration with USFS’s International Institute for Tropical Forestry we have monitored the status of migratory birds in forest fragments and reforested areas since 2009. Our team has documented over 30 migratory bird species in our study area. 

Amenazas // Threats
La pérdida de hábitat afecta a toda la biodiversidad de la zona, sobre todo el despale para el establecimiento de potreros. Además ha crecido la presencia de los parques eólicos, con efectos desconocidos en la fauna migratoria.

Habitat loss affects all forms of biodiversity in the area, especially the conversion of forest to pasture. Wind power has grown rapidly in the region, with no consideration of the impact on migratory animals. 

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