Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
October 2019

Mapping Ecosystem Services for the Southeast United States: Conservation Priorities for Recreational Birding

Conservation Priorities for Recreational Birding Cover

This methods brief focuses on recreational birding, which is a popular activity in the United States. This analysis maps the location of recreational birding activity in the southeastern U.S. Regional priorities for conservation of birding areas are identified based on the total amount of birding activity and the proportion of birding activity that takes place on unprotected land. Spatial datasets for these priority areas and associated metrics are available on ScienceBase.