ABC's mission is to conserve native birds and their habitats throughout the Americas.
Simple yet successful, our Bird Conservation Strategic Framework — summed up in the ABC pyramid — shows how we approach bird conservation.
We innovate, build on sound science, and work in partnership to achieve four goals: halt extinctions, protect habitats, eliminate threats, and build capacity for bird conservation.
American Bird Conservancy was born in 1994, based on the need our founder, George Fenwick, saw for a fearless bird conservation group — one that wasn't afraid to take on difficult issues like free-roaming cats and pesticides.
In our 20+ years, we have found that when it comes to bird conservation, fearlessness and persistence pay off. Today, we can imagine a world in which our Vision Statement becomes reality:
“An Americas-wide landscape where diverse interests collaborate to ensure that native bird species and their habitats are protected … where their protection is valued by society … and where they are routinely considered in all land-use and policy decision-making.”