Birds are faced with enormous obstacles, but time and again we are impressed with the vision and commitment of scientists, conservationists, educators and groups that work tirelessly on their behalf. These individuals and groups deserve to be recognized not only as a measure of gratitude, but to inspire the next generation of conservationists.
Long ago, Partners in Flight (PIF) Awards chose to recognize exceptional contributions to the field of landbird conservation with the PIF Awards.
The Investigations Award honors an individual or group that conducts outstanding research and/or contributes scientific data and interpretations that improve our understanding of avian ecology, habitat management, or other scientific factors important to the PIF initiative. The Leadership Award honors an individual or group that demonstrates outstanding guidance and direction that contributes, or has contributed to, advancing PIF conservation efforts. The Public Awareness Award honors an individual or group that contributes significantly to increasing the public’s awareness and appreciation for birds, their habitats, or the need for conservation. The Stewardship Award honors an individual or group that contributes significantly to the management, conservation, or restoration of landbird habitat or species of concern. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors an individual who has contributed over the whole of his or her career to advancing PIF bird conservation efforts through leadership, investigations, public awareness and/or stewardship activities.