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Transitioning to Audubon Great Plains

Soft launching our new website!

Our flock is growing! This past year our Dakotas team and Nebraska team began a merge! Together, we sanctioned our approach beyond State borders at a Great Plains scale. Through a united Great Plains office, we see greater opportunity to make an impact on habitat critical to our grassland bird population, including the Western Meadowlark the State Bird for North Dakota and Nebraska, who desperately needs grasslands for survival.

Everything you found before on Audubon Dakota and Audubon Nebraska's website is refreshed and renewed on the new Audubon Great Plains website. Learn more about our region, explore the Great Plains, you can learn about threats, solutions, and programs we offer, and so much more! Check out all of our staff details and locations here!

Through this transition, we continue to serve North and South Dakota, making strides in conservation and restoration work for bird and wildlife habitat. Our work prioritizes the Prairie Potholes, where some of the best remaining grassland and wetland habitats support an incredible diversity of waterfowl and avian species. Many species are at risk and show declines correlated to the loss and degradation of this unique prairie landscape. The Dakotas provide exceptional breeding and stop-over habitat for millions of ducks, geese and a wide array of avian species. Between North Dakota and South Dakota, over 370 species of birds depend on the states’ grasslands, wetlands, and forests for survival. Migratory birds traveling thousands of miles stop through as they continue their journey to their final Northern destination. Millions depend on our two states for nesting, breeding, and foraging and it is our priority to protect these critical habitats. With 60% of the nearly 5 million wetland acres converted to croplands or lost, and over 72% of native prairie converted, the chance for survival becomes increasingly difficult for many species already facing peril. Since 1970 there has been an alarming 53% population loss in grassland birds, roughly totaling to 720 million birds, like the highly vulnerable Baird’s Sparrow, whose rangeland is completely lost.

Our programs support birds and wildlife by restoring and protecting critical bird habitat, conserving places where birds thrive and people prosper.

How you can help, right now