The North American Waterbird Conservation Plan was developed by an independent partnership of individuals and organizations with interest and responsibility for conserving waterbirds and their habitats. It weaves together cultures, opinions, resources, and science to achieve sustainable waterbird populations and appropriately manage waterbird habitats throughout the entirety of their ranges.

This Plan is in its first version, emphasizing seabirds and other colonial nesting waterbirds. It also concentrates on the northern portions of its geographic scope. Future versions will include more guidance on conservation of solitary-nesting waterbirds, such as the grebes and rails, and more details on the needs and priorities of various regions within the overall Plan area, especially the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico.

Download the North American Waterbird Conservation Plan