The Northeast Bird Habitat Conservation Initiative Mapping Tool is an easy-to-use, interactive tool designed to help Regional Conservation Partnerships, Land Trusts, and practitioners use bird data to support activities such as habitat management and stewardship plan development, land prioritization and acquisition, and landowner and community engagement, all through the lens of bird conservation.

During this webinar, we’ll provide an overview of the tool’s data and layers, explore the tool’s functions, and showcase ways the tool is serving land conservation professionals. The tool showcases eBird Status & Trends (S&T) data for 43 priority bird species in five habitat types (forest, grassland, shrub/scrub/young forest, wetland/marsh, and coastal/shoreline). The target species were selected based on their high-priority status or climate vulnerability.

The tool was created in partnership with the Northeast Bird Habitat Conservation Initiative (NBHCI), a conservation collaborative of the Cornell Lab’s Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative and a cooperative effort between the Regional Conservation Partnership Network, Audubon groups, Highstead, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

The NBHCI Mapping Tool provides data for 13 states in the Northeast: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.

For more information about the mapping tool, the NBHCI, or the webinar, contact co-coordinators: Katie Blake ( and Sara Barker (