Bill Terrell Avian Conservation Grants

Georgia Ornithological Society

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Grant amount: US $15,000 - US $50,000

Anticipated deadline: Dec 31, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Georgia (US state)

Location of residency: United States

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The Georgia Ornithological Society's (GOS) mission is to encourage the scientific study of birds by gathering and disseminating information on Georgia bird life. GOS actively promotes bird conservation by encouraging the preservation of habitats that are vital to the survival of resident and migratory birds. The GOS also gives scholarships, produces scientific publications, and provides fellowship among those interested in nature.

Each year GOS offers up to $50,000 to various conservation projects around the state through the Bill Terrell Avian Conservation Grant. The committee is authorized to determine the amount to be granted per deserving applicant. For example, in some cases there may be only one quality application, and the committee may decide to reward that application with the entire grant budget for that year. In other cases, there may be multiple quality applications, and the committee shall determine how to distribute the grant total among them. 

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  • Grants will be given for projects designed to benefit the conservation of bird species, particularly those that reside in Georgia on a seasonal or annual basis, or those that visit stopover habitats in Georgia during migration.
  • This grant source is available only to government agencies and non-profit organizations.
  •  Applications should pertain to actual implementation of bird conservation projects “on the ground,” not research projects. Examples of projects that could be funded via this grant source include:
    • Conducting prescribed burns
    • Implementing exotic species control efforts
    • Relocating or restocking rare species
    • Installing habitat such as nest boxes for non-game species
    • Creating canopy gaps in forests for the benefit of understory-nesting species
    • Planting cover or preferred foods for non-game species
    • Rehabilitating injured wildlif
    • Installing or repairing water control devices for the benefit of non-game species.


  •  Applications that feature matching funding are more likely to be supported.


  • The grant cannot be used to fund administrative salaries, though it could be used to fund salaries of field staff, and it is not to be used to fund university overhead costs, or indirect costs such as insurance or vehicle maintenance expenses.