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Supporters, Collaborators, and Affiliations
BRI field biologists on their way to Alaska's North Slope to study Yellow-billed Loons.
Our field work requires meticulous planning and logistical maneuvering that can be costly and time consuming, not to mention all of the equipment and gear needed to work in some of the world's harshest environments. We want to acknowledge the many people who help make our research possible.



The following outstanding organizations support our work through various donations. The entire staff at BRI wishes to express our gratitude for their support. Without their help, fulfilling our mission would be much more difficult. 

  • Canadian Wildlife Service
  • Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
  • Maine Department of Environmental Protection
  • Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • Montana Fish & Game National Park Service
  • New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
  • New Hampshire Fish & Game
  • Nevada Department of Wildlife
  • New York Department of Environmental Conservation
  • New York State Energy Research & Development Authority
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • U.S. Geological Survey Biological Resource Division
  • VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
  • VT Department of Conservation WA Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • WI Department of Natural Resources

Colleges and Universities

  • Boston University
  • Boise State University
  • College of William and Mary
  • Northland College
  • Texas A&M University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Maine
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Southern Maine


  • Androscoggin Lake Improvement Corporation
  • Casco Bay Estuary Partnership
  • Davis Conservation Foundation
  • Earthwatch Institute
  • Henry Foundation
  • Horizon Foundation
  • Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust
  • Kids in the Nest
  • Loon Preservation Committee
  • Maine Audubon Society
  • Maine Community Foundation
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Natural Resources Council of Maine
  • Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management
  • Oceana
  • Orchard Foundation
  • The Bailey Wildlife Foundation
  • The Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation
  • Wildlife Conservation Society
  • World Wildlife Fund


Federal Governments
State Governments

Colleges and Universities

Nonprofit Organizations



HiDef Aerial Surveying Limited (HiDef)
Since 2008, HiDef has been the leading supplier of aerial ornithology and marine mammal surveys to the United Kingdom offshore wind industry. Now incorporated in the United States (Boston, MA), HiDef has affiliated with BRI to bring their market leading super high definition video surveying and image analysis technology to environmental surveying projects in North America.

HiDef’s current clients include renewable energy, infrastructure developers, environmental planners, and scientific research organizations.

Photo Credits: Field crew loading sea plane © Ken Wright
Biodiversity Research Institute