Program Overview

Northern Pintail, (c) 2010 Magill Weber

© Magill Weber


Millions of ducks, geese, swans and shorebirds depend on Central Valley farmland, and California’s 500,000 acres of rice fields are the centerpiece of this essential habitat.

The Nature Conservancy is partnering with the California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation and the Migratory Bird Conservation Parnership on a Fall 2020 waterbird habitat enhancement program called Bid4Birds, which is a partner program to BirdReturns.

For more information, visit the How to Participate page.

Program Results

  • Over 100 farmers have participated
  • Farmers have created over 58,000 acres of short-term habitat for shorebirds