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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Grasslands Owl and Raptor Walk
Join our expert guides Bo Harris and Rich Speidel for a grasslands owl and raptor walk on February 19th at 3:30 pm! This is a GBT event and will be open for GBT members only. To become a GBT member for one year, simply donate $25 or more during checkout.
Learn more: https://grasslandbirdtrust.networkforgood.com/events/38477-grasslands-owl-and-raptor-walk
Feb 5, 2022
Feb 12, 2022
Feb 19, 2022
Feb 26, 2022
Time: 9-10:30 am
Forest Winter Birding with Sue Van Hook
GBT is co-sponsoring this event with Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA). Registration for this event is on ASA’s website and it is open to anyone (small donation suggested)!
Learn more: https://www.agstewardship.org/events/
Check Out Our Annual Newsletter!
Grassland Bird News is a free publication that discusses our work to expand conservation of critical habitats for endangered and rapidly vanishing grassland birds. Check it out!Discover the Digital Flipbook!
The Grassland Bird Trust is delighted to announce that effective January 3, 2022, Samantha Carouso-Peck will assume the position of the Trust’s Executive Director. Samantha holds a Ph.D. in Behavioral and Evolutionary Neuroscience from Cornell University where she wrote her doctoral thesis on vocal learning in songbirds and is a Biology honors graduate of Williams […]Read More
On September 25, 2021, Grassland Bird Trust hosted a member-only event at Chestnut Ridge Farm. Birders of all levels came to the farm to improve their birding skills with retired DEC Chief Ecologist and artist Steve Sanford. Hear about the morning events from Steve himself: “We all savored the warmth and sunshine of a spectacular […]Read More
GBT board members (Kathy Roome, Keith Swensen, Todd Scheuermann, and Paloma Spina), executive director Laurie LaFond, and office manager Bernadette Valentino-Morrison gathered for the annual board retreat on September 18 and 19, 2021 in Cambridge, NY. This retreat was a special treat for everyone involved, providing the board and staff with an opportunity to work […]Read More
“I applaud the Grassland Bird Trust for their successful acquisition, which will further preserve this critical natural habitat and restore threatened grassland bird populations.”
– Acting New York State State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid