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Point Blue's 160 scientists develop nature-based solutions to climate change, habitat loss, and other environmental threats to benefit wildlife and people.

A note from American author Amy Tan

I first learned about Point Blue Conservation Science through a visit to their Palomarin Field Station with artist, teacher, and naturalist John Muir Laws. At the time, I was learning the basics of drawing birds, and the birds being examined made for excellent subjects. While there, I learned how data from migratory birds, gathered over many years, gave scientists clues to dynamic changes affecting the ecological balance of habitat and wildlife. Birds provided a window on the future. Birds were among those at peril.

I am very particular about conservation groups I choose to support. I’ve been highly impressed with how Point Blue Conservation Science has garnered the admiration, trust and support of many conservation and governmental agencies. They have created alliances with international partners and, just as importantly, their communities who tend the habitat to where migratory birds return to nest.

I am also excited by Point Blue’s recruitment of nature journalists, who creatively combine art and science to activate nature lovers to become citizen scientists. I have become one of them. Thanks, Point Blue Conservation Science. Your good work gives us hope.

-Amy Tan

Amy Tan is an award-winning, best-selling American author, widely know for writing The Joy Luck Club and who just published the Backyard Bird Chronicles, which includes her original artwork. Learn more at

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What's Happening

New Roots Program RFP

The Roots Program is currently accepting applications for the next funding round and we have released a limited RFP. We aim to reach areas of the state that we have not yet supported. Submit an application for consideration by July 15th.

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Farallones Need Help!

After 56 years of continuous presence on the Farallon Islands, Point Blue’s research and monitoring program on the islands is in jeopardy. Citing budgetary constraints the USFWS has notified Point Blue that it will end support in 2025.

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Introducing... MSP+

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of MSP+, a brand new source of funding for shorebird and wetland conservation work in Latin America. It builds on 13 years of collaborative science and conservation action of the Migratory Shorebird Project.

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Support Art & Science

Larissa Babicz created Birds of Palomarin, a work of art that shows the 78 species she encountered during her apprenticeship with us. She will donate 40% of the sale of the original to Point Blue.

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Smarter Conservation Solutions

Sharing our conservation resources and knowledge and providing our partners with valuable conservation tools is essential to Point Blue’s mission. We strive to provide the most effective and informed conservation tools through community partnerships and practices that emphasize Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in all the work we do.

Farming & Ranching

Be a steward of the land without sacrificing your bottom line.

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Improve conservation outcomes and guide conservation investment priorities.

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Nature Stewardship

Identify, understand, and help birds and other animals at home and while out enjoying nature.

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Use our science. Browse our library of briefs and more than 2,000 peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters, and reports.

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Teach others about a variety of science and conservation topics.

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Social Justice

We believe increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion is essential to conservation success.

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