Grassland Bird Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit land trust conserving critical habitat for endangered, threatened and at-risk grassland birds. We’ve lost 700 million grassland birds since 1970!Conservation Initiatives
Our MissionConserving critical habitat for endangered, threatened and rapidly declining grassland birds
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Global Big Day Birding at Hicks OrchardSpend Global Big Day 2021 in good company with Grassland Bird Trust (GBT) and Hicks Orchard! Global Big Day is a day to celebrate birds everywhere by getting outside and reporting your bird observations to eBird (created by Cornell Lab of Ornithology). Recorded observations help populate databases supporting powerful tools like animated abundance maps that help us understand global bird populations. A ticket to Global Big Day includes: hot mulled cider and cider donuts, birdwatching with experienced bird guides from GBT and Hick’s Orchard, and a LIVE bird of prey program with Trish Markey from Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York. Lunch will be available…
Embark on a Costa Rican BIRDING Adventure with Grassland Bird Trust!Join Grassland Bird Trust (GBT) on an incredible journey to the TOP BIRDING DESTINATIONS IN COSTA RICA! GBT trip leaders Laurie LaFond, Executive Director, and Paloma Spina, Board Director, will take you on this exclusive guided tour led by Greentique Birding certified guides. We’ll see hundreds of native bird and mammal species, including Scarlet Macaw, Resplendent Quetzal, Keel-billed Toucan, Orange-bellied Trogon, Yellow-throated Toucan, Fiery-billed Aracari, Baird’s Tapir, Spider monkey and more! MEET the birds at eye level on a Canopy Tour, WALK the Cloud Forest at night, VISIT an active volcano and more! Stay at first class eco-lodges and indulge…
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The “Capacity & Excellence Grant” From the NYS Conservation Partnership Program (NYSCPP) Land Trust Alliance (LTA) and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) awarded Grassland Bird Trust (GBT) a $50,000 “Capacity & Excellence Grant” in December 2020. The program is funded through NY’s Environmental Protection Fund. “The grants announced today support – activities […]Read More
When NYC entrepreneurs Angie Co, Tina Alleva and Ryan Goldberg launched their first campaign to benefit Grassland Bird Trust’s work to conserve critical habitat for endangered and threatened grassland birds, none of us would have predicted the incredible response it would inspire. “We had orders coming in from all over the country,” said Angie. She […]Read More
Excerpt from Bird Collective April E-newsletter: “We were on the move at the end of February to see all the amazing work that the Grassland Bird Trust, our first partner organization, is doing in upstate New York. We met Laurie LaFond, the founder of GBT, to share with her the funds we’ve raised so far, […]Read More
“We commend GBT’s dedication to the conservation of New York’s wildlife heritage.”
– New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos