Position Title: Bird Conservation Coordinator/North American Bird Conservation Initiative Coordinator for the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA)
Duties and Responsibilities: The coordinator’s responsibilities include coordination of the US NABCI committee and implementation of its priorities including advancement of and support for Bird Habitat Joint Ventures, development and promotion of the State of the Birds report, advancement of effective and efficient bird monitoring, support of efforts to increase bird conservation through management on private lands and support of policies that facilitate and improve the conservation of birds and their habitats. The position also staffs AFWA’s Bird Conservation Committee and supports its working groups which include the Partners in Flight/shorebird/waterbird working group, resident game bird working group, waterfowl working group and migratory shore and upland game bird working group. The position also coordinates work on other state fish and wildlife agency bird conservation priorities including revision and implementation of State Wildlife Action Plans and Flyway Nongame Technical Sections. Through these activities, the coordinator will provide leadership on national bird conservation issues in partnership with state fish and wildlife agencies, federal agencies and non-governmental organizations.