Idaho Bird Conservation Partnership

The Idaho Bird Conservation Partnership (IBCP) provides for cooperation among state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, private industry, and interested citizens to participate in the management, science delivery, outreach, and conservation of birds and their habitats in Idaho. The IBCP also strives to implement strategic management and conservation efforts that contribute to the achievement of high priority regional and continental bird objectives aligned with national and state bird conservation initiatives and Idaho’s State Wildlife Action Plan.  Click here to download The Idaho Bird Conservation Plan.

Click here to read IBCP's Bird of the Month-Species Profiles!

The specific goals of the IBCP are to: 

  • Maximize integration of science and management through partnerships and technology transfer.
  • Broaden and strengthen public-private partnerships for bird conservation in Idaho.
  • Provide leadership and commitment to an integrated organizational framework linking science and management to address bird conservation and management in Idaho.
  • Expand and facilitate inter-disciplinary, multi-organizational teams focused on problem solving through collaborative management and research.
  • Identify opportunities to leverage resources, minimize duplication, and pursue additional support and resources toward shared management goals of partner organizations.
  • Implement communication and information sharing that enhances problem solving, demonstrates measurable results, and increases public support for birds and their habitats.
  • Produce measurable and meaningful outcomes in support of its goals.
  • Bring partners together to conserve intact landscapes of high value to priority species, and restore and enhance priority habitats to support sustainable populations of birds on private and public land.
  • Reduce the need for federal Endangered Species Act protection for Idaho bird species.



Oxford Slough Waterfowl Production Area is managed by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and contains one of only five White-faced Ibis/Franklin’s Gull colonies in Idaho.

Project Spotlight

Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse (© Jeff Knetter)

The Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse was once considered the most abundant and well-known upland game bird throughout much of the Intermountain West. Currently, they inhabit less than 10% of their former range. About 75% (20,000-50,000) of the remaining birds occur in Idaho (1998). While still a game bird in Idaho they are considered a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in the Idaho State...