Public Lands and Waters
This year’s report provides the nation’s first assessment of the distribution of birds on public lands and helps public agencies identify which species have significant potential for conservation in each habitat. The state of our birds is a measurable indicator of how well we are doing as stewards of our environment. The signal is clear. Greater conservation efforts on public lands and waters are needed to realize the vision of a nation sustained economically and spiritually by abundant natural resources and spectacular wildlife.
Banner images (L-R): Louisiana sunset by Gerrit Vyn; Hooded Merganser by Gerrit Vyn; Rocky Mountain National Park by Greg Lavaty; Dunlin by Gerrit Vyn; Audubon's Oriole by Gerrit Vyn