our mission

To conserve birds and their habitats across the Río Grande Joint Venture region of the U.S. and Mexico


People work together to conserve ecosystems


Ecosystems support people, birds, and other wildlife


Many bird species are in decline and need our help


The Rio Grande Joint Venture brings people together across three Bird Conservation Regions to conserve ecosystems that support thriving and diverse communities of birds, other wildlife, and people.

Latest News & Announcements

  • On the Search for Little Brown Birds

    In December 2023 and January & February 2024, the Rio Grande Joint Venture kicked off its first ever winter grassland bird monitoring season in west Texas. Two of Sul Ross State University’s Borderlands Research Institute graduate . . . Read More

  • Developing a Conservation Investment Strategy for the Tamaulipan Brushlands

    As part of the RGJV plan to increase grassland conservation in the Tamaulipan Brushlands (TB) ecoregion, staff have been working on the initial steps to develop a TB Conservation Investment Strategy (CIS). In a nutshell the CIS could be defined as . . . Read More

  • STX GRIP Program OPEN for 2024 Enrollment

    The South Texas Grassland Restoration Incentive program is now open for enrollment in 2024!! Read more in the press release or the STX GRIP factsheet. To enroll or for more information, please refer to the technical assistance providers listed on . . . Read More