Monitoring to Conserve Midwestern Birds
The Midwest Coordinated Bird Monitoring Partnership is a regional network committed to informed bird conservation decisions through enhanced coordination and exchange of monitoring information. Since 2009, we have been accomplishing these goals through regular workshops, an interactive website, registry of Midwest bird monitoring programs, focused working groups, and a state-of-the-art system for data management and decision support.
The Midwest Coordinated Bird Monitoring Partnership includes the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. We intersect major portions of three Joint Ventures (Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes Region, Central Hardwoods, and Prairie Pothole).
We are committed to achieving the following overarching goals:
These goals reflect the call to action presented in Opportunities for Improving Avian Monitoring (NABCI 2007).
Who is Participating
Our organization includes representatives from federal, state and tribal wildlife conservation and land management agencies, along with universities, non-governmental organizations, industry, and backyard bird enthusiasts. Membership is open to all, and we encourage you to join.