Oct 17


Chlorpyrifos: Why It's Time to Ban This Dangerous Chemical

Editor’s note: For 50 years the insecticide chlorpyrifos has been posing a threat to human health and wildlife, including birds. A bill recently introduced in Congress called the “Protect Children, Farmers & Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act” would ban this dangerous chemical. We asked Cynthia Palmer, ABC’s Director of… Read more >>

Oct 06


High in the Andes, Turf Mining Threatens Rare Birds' Habitat

Of the more than 10,000 species of birds on Earth, less than a quarter of one percent are considered critically endangered. These species are often restricted to unique and rare habitats that are susceptible to human disturbance. One such species, the White-bellied Cinclodes, makes its home high in the Peruvian… Read more >>

Sep 28


Greater Sage-Grouse Need Better Protections, Not More Development

Editor’s Note: This week, the U.S. Department of the Interior is expected to announce a formal notice of intent to substantially alter existing federal conservation plans for Greater Sage-Grouse across 10 states. The existing plans were put in place in 2015 after a collaborative consultation process that included Western governors,… Read more >>

Sep 27


Post-Hurricane Report: How Are the Birds?

Last update: October 5, 2017 People continue to suffer across the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, and the southern United States as the impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria linger. At American Bird Conservancy, our hearts go out to everyone affected by these storms. One question we continue to hear from our… Read more >>

Sep 14


After Harvey, Plovers Persist at Texas Beaches

Editor’s note: The Port Aransas Nature Preserve in Texas is one of the sites where ABC monitors Piper Plovers and other beach-nesting birds. Nearby Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is a major wintering spot for endangered Whooping Cranes. Hurricane Harvey struck the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at a category-4 level. We asked… Read more >>

Sep 08


Beloved and Deadly, Cats Are the ‘Lion in the Living Room'

House cats are creatures with an astounding natural history, and there are real-world consequences for their presence.… Read more >>

Sep 08

From the Field

Amid Powerful Storms, Bahama Oriole Clings to Existence

The Bahama Oriole survives only on one island in the western Bahamas. Scientists are learning more to try and save this bird, even as hurricanes like Irma threaten its habitat.… Read more >>

Aug 30

From the Field

A New Jersey College Takes Action to Stop Bird Collisions

By applying a film called CollidEscape to the windows of a campus building, Atlantic Cape Community College is looking to reduce the number of bird collisions caused by its reflective glass.… Read more >>

Jun 21


Species Maps 2.0 — Using eBird to Understand Bird Distribution

As technology evolves, birders and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology collaborate via eBird to refine species maps for birds around the world.… Read more >>

Jun 16


Into Brazil: ABC's Work to Save Some of the World's Rarest Birds

Reflecting on the growth and evolution of American Bird Conservancy's work to save Brazil's rarest birds and the threatened habitats that support them.… Read more >>