The Program

The Coastal Solutions Fellows Program builds and supports an international and multidisciplinary community to design and implement collaborative solutions that address real world coastal challenges across the Pacific Americas Flyway. Our main goal is to conserve coastal habitats and shorebird populations by:

Program objectives


  1. Build a collaborative network
    Establish a cross-sector and cross-hemisphere Coastal Solutions Collaboration Community along the Pacific Americas Flyway
  2. Train Latin American human resources
    Over the course of six years, the CSF will fund 30 two-year fellowships to promote capacity building and coastal solutions along the Pacific Americas Flyway
  3. Support the fellows
    Support the fellows to develop at least 3 cross-sector and cross-hemisphere research and collaborative partnerships during their fellowship tenure
  4. Support Senior fellows and the Collaboration Community
    Provide continued support to develop and implement coastal solutions through collaboration grants

The Program is a collaboration between the David & Lucile Packard Foundation and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at Cornell University. Through their Oceans Program, the Packard Foundation is working to strengthen shorebird populations by building capacity along the Pacific Americas Flyway. The Coastal Fellows Program is managed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, a leading center for integrated research, training, public outreach, and conservation of birds and biodiversity.