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BirdReturns a wildlife habitat marketplace

An image showing a farmland with bird flying over© TNC

Delivering habitat for migratory
birds along the Pacific Flyway

An opportunity to receive compensation for providing habitat for migratory birds


BirdReturns is a flexible, cost-effective wildlife habitat marketplace designed to increase shallow flooding on the landscape for migratory birds where and when they need it most.

BirdReturns ensures migratory birds have places to stop in California’s Central Valley where they can rest and refuel on their long journeys. Simultaneously, BirdReturns delivers multiple benefits for farmers, wetland managers, and communities across the Valley.The goal of BirdReturns is to help restore the migratory bird populations of the Pacific Flyway, which stretches from the Arctic to the southern tip of South America.

Dunlin © Nigel Winnu