About the U.S. North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI): Established in 1999, the U.S. North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) Committee is a coalition of state and federal government agencies, private organizations, and bird initiatives in the United States working to ensure the long-term health of North America’s native bird populations. The U.S. NABCI Committee creates a unique forum for federal and state agencies and non-governmental organizations to address shared bird conservation challenges and priorities. Its strength lies in its ability to directly engage conservation leaders and to collaboratively develop and express a collective voice that promotes integrated all-bird conservation.
The US NABCI Committee brings together partners that work across state and country boundaries, and across taxonomic groups at a landscape scale to ensure that North American bird conservation is coordinated at a scale most relevant for the birds we work with.
AFWA and the U.S. North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI): NABCI and AFWA's Bird Conservation Committee (BCC) are closely linked; the BCC Chair is Co-Chair of the US NABCI Committee, and the Chairs of several BCC Working Groups represent the states within the NABCI partnership. While the BCC and its initiatives are state-led and focus on bird conservation and management issues that are most pressing for state wildlife agencies, NABCI represents all bird conservation interests equally and provides a forum that transcends management jurisdictions. NABCI often brings critical bird conservation issues to the BCC to solicit more in-depth state feedback or engagement.
Dr. Judith Scarl, NABCI Coordinator and AFWA Bird Conservation Program Manager