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Working Lands

Eastern Grasslands & Shrublands

Bobolink. Photo: Rob Curtis/Vireo

The Bottom Line

Conservation impact on 5 million U.S. acres; improved outcomes for eight priority bird species.


Atlantic Flyway birds that depend on grassland and early successional shrubland habitats have experienced significant population declines. The flyway provides essential habitat not only during the breeding season but as a migratory pathway and wintering area. Audubon and its partners have begun to create a network of private and public grasslands and shrublands that supports viable populations of priority bird species throughout their lifecycles.

Theory of Victory: Audubon will develop, deploy, and implement proven management strategies such as modified haying practices, especially on private lands, to improve grassland and shrubland habitat for priority species throughout the Atlantic Flyway.