A New Virginia “Birdscape”
December 16, 2020
Over the last several months, Virginia Working Landscapes has been working with colleagues at the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) and American Bird Conservancy (ABC) to designate the VWL survey region as an official ABC “BirdScape”. A BirdScape defines a focal area for conservation efforts, where partners can work together to address the issues affecting declining bird populations. Throughout the year, Virginia’s grasslands are frequented by more than 100 bird species, including breeding and wintering grassland specialists that are in decline. This Birdscape will build on existing collaborations between PEC, ABC, VWL, and other partners to help focus local efforts for research and conservation.
This project is supported by The Volgenau Foundation