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
Mitigating Climate Change
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Winter Raptor Fest Goes Virtual!Grassland Bird Trust’s (GBT) 10th annual Winter Raptor Fest soars to new heights on October 18! Tune into our new production featuring native owls, hawks and falcons in the habitats they depend on for their survival – live from the Washington County Fairgrounds! EXPERIENCE the wonder of hawks and falcons in flight, MEET New York’s endangered Short-eared owls – and other imperiled grassland raptors – and SEE a wide diversity of owls that only come out at night!! Take a virtual walk through the woods where you’ll ENCOUNTER a Lynx, Red fox, porcupine and the hawks and owls that share…
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…
Winter Raptor Fest Goes Virtual!
Experience Owls, Hawks and Falcons in flight! Starting October 18th at 9am ESTLearn 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
Congratulations to Mary-Beth Wagner, 2019 Volunteer of the Year! Last year she contributed well over 100 hours helping to plan, organize and set up the Winter Raptor Fest WILD Encounter – then staffed it on both days! She’s not afraid to get her hands dirty, either. Last year she organized, oversaw and implemented a tree planting project […]Read More
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– Marilyn Stephenson