Type of Place

Bird Watching


Our projects across the country often conserve critical bird habitat, providing the space they need for wintering, breeding, and resting along migratory journeys. Hundreds of bird species migrate across the nation each year, and the land and water where they have historically rested along the way is being developed and ultimately destroyed.  We're working to protect and restore some of these remaining spaces so birds can continue their journeys safely, and so that avid bird watchers can enjoy their beauty — from national wildlife refuges to their own backyards.

Projects

Ashley River Historic District / Middleton Place Woodlands

Ashley River Historic District / Middleton Place Woodlands

Located in the fastest growing county in South Carolina, the Ashley River historic district is considered one of the...
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

The Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge covers roughly 9,000 acres of barrier island beaches and dunes, shrub-scrub, woodlands, farmlands...
Balancing Nature And Commerce In Unicoi County

Balancing Nature And Commerce In Unicoi County

Known as “The Valley Beautiful,” this rural Appalachian community is prime for development, but it is also home to...
Belfast Wildlife Management Area

Belfast Wildlife Management Area

We know that for conservation solutions to truly last they need to benefit the surrounding communities. After a two-year...
Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area and State Forest

Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area and State Forest

At the confluence of the Ohio and Tradewater Rivers in Union County along Kentucky’s border with Illinois, is the...
Big Thicket National Preserve

Big Thicket National Preserve

Renowned as the “biological crossroads of North America,” Big Thicket in east Texas is a remarkable mix of southeastern...
Black Mountains

Black Mountains

Throughout 2016, the North Carolina state park system will celebrate its centennial. The system began in 1916 with the...
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is often referred to as the “Everglades of the North.” Located in the Chesapeake Bay region,...
Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

As one of the most visited units of the National Park Service (NPS), the Blue Ridge Parkway welcomes more than...
Blue Top Farms

Blue Top Farms

We started 2010 by preserving two tracts of prime grassland habitat—totaling more than 880 acres— adjacent to the Buena...
Cape May National Wildlife Refuge

Cape May National Wildlife Refuge

Every summer, millions of tourists descend upon southern New Jersey’s Cape May peninsula for a bit of rest and...
Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Over 400 years ago, Captain John Smith arrived in the New World—and changed it forever. In addition to helping...
Carbon and Climate Upper Ouachita

Carbon and Climate Upper Ouachita

Project: Reforestation This project has been verified at Gold Level under the Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB) Standard, audited by...
Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

In 2012, we helped the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expand the Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge by nearly 270...
Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock State Park

Deep in the heart of North Carolina, hikers disappear into another world—a world of waterfalls and rocky cliffs, sweeping...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Focus on Antietam

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Focus on Antietam

Known as the bloodiest single-day battle in the Civil War, the battle of Antietam took place on September 17,...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Maryland

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Maryland

At the Fund, we believe America’s history is found in our landscapes.  By conserving significant landscapes, we can ensure our nation’s...
Congaree Forest

Congaree Forest

Their mission has always been to protect and defend, but now five military installations are watching over something new:...
Connecticut River Valley

Connecticut River Valley

With some of the best farmland anywhere and historic properties throughout the region, the Connecticut River Valley is a...
Ducks Unlimited Canada

Ducks Unlimited Canada

Most of our work takes place in the United States, but wildlife knows no international boundaries. That’s why we’re...
DuPont State Recreational Forest

DuPont State Recreational Forest

Nestled between the cities of Hendersonville and Brevard, the horseshoe-shaped DuPont State Forest covers 10,400 acres within the Blue Ridge Mountains....
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge protects more than 47,000 acres of southern New Jersey coastal salt-marsh and...
Farm Creek Preserve, Norwalk Land Trust

Farm Creek Preserve, Norwalk Land Trust

The mud flats and salt marshes of Long Island Sound’s tidal estuaries are havens for oysters, osprey, herons, egrets...
Forestland Around Fort Stewart in Georgia

Forestland Around Fort Stewart in Georgia

At more than 279,000 acres, Fort Stewart is the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi River. The Army Compatible Use...
Franklin Land Trust, Massachusetts

Franklin Land Trust, Massachusetts

Rich Hubbard’s phone rings often. As director of the Franklin Land Trust in western Massachusetts, Hubbard fields multiple calls...
Garrity Mountain Wildlife Management Area

Garrity Mountain Wildlife Management Area

In the 1880s, the prospect of copper drew miners to what would eventually become the town of Anaconda in...
Grandfather Mountain State Park

Grandfather Mountain State Park

In 2009, Grandfather Mountain State Park officially became North Carolina’s newest state park. We helped to protect 2,456 acres...
Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

The Fund and the Foothills Land Conservancy now hold one of the largest conservation easements ever donated by private...
Green Infrastructure Plan for Cecil County, MD

Green Infrastructure Plan for Cecil County, MD

Along Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Cecil County is primarily rural but also smack in the middle of a major metropolitan...
Green Infrastructure Plan for Louisiana Wildlife Management Areas

Green Infrastructure Plan for Louisiana Wildlife Management Areas

More than two million people live in Louisiana’s coastal areas, which generate nearly $120 billion in business every year...