Our mission is to conserve birds, other wildlife and ecosystems through science, partnerships, and outreach.
Point Blue is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit conservation science organization that is headquartered in Petaluma, but works from the Sierra to the sea, across the Western Hemisphere, and as far as Antarctica. Our 160 scientists develop nature-based solutions to climate change, habitat loss, and other environmental threats. We are experts in field biology, data management, climate change, and more. We record observations of the natural world using rigorous, standardized protocols. We then use these observations to deepen our community’s understanding of nature to improve conservation outcomes. We have published more than 2,000 technical reports and peer reviewed scientific articles and we use these findings to address real-world challenges, working hand-in-hand with land, ocean, and wildlife managers to improve conservation outcomes. We have trained generations of conservation scientists, including many leadership staff at Point Blue! The vast majority of the 1,500 interns we have graduated work with public and private natural resource managers, regionally, nationally and internationally. We believe that because of the climate-smart work we do today, healthy ecosystems will continue to sustain thriving wildlife and human communities in California and beyond, on land and at sea, for decades to come.