ABC and JVs: Collaborating on Six Million Acres
What do you get when you join American Bird Conservancy with Migratory Bird Joint Ventures (JVs) over a ten-year span? Improved conservation management on 6.4 million acres of U.S. bird habitat — an area larger than the state of Maryland! These regional partnerships work to protect, restore, and enhance habitats,… Read more >>
Letter from ABC's President: The Challenge of COVID-19
During this difficult time, I want to extend my very best wishes as we adjust to the challenges posed by the new coronavirus and COVID-19. As we continue to adapt, some constants and familiar comforts are sure to lift our spirits. Birds are among these constants, and I hope you… Read more >>
Seven of the Coolest Sparrows in the United States
In North America, it’s easy to enjoy sparrows. You can find them in almost any habitat. They can occur in large (although decreasing) numbers, sing beautifully (for the most part), and reliably cheer up backyard feeders. What’s not so easy is identification. For starters, there are more “sparrows” than names… Read more >>
For Bahamian Birds, Is There Life After Dorian?
Nothing seemed to be where it was originally. In fact, it looked like a bomb had gone off. Boats were sunken or tossed up onto land. A cellphone tower bowed pitifully, as if melted. Then there was the huge shipping container that lay in the forest miles from anywhere. No… Read more >>
Invasive Birds of the U.S.: Seven of the Most Common Species
Invasive birds first arrived in North America more than 400 years ago. Since then, a steady stream of introductions — both intentional and accidental — have swelled their ranks. Today, nearly 100 nonnative bird species have self-sustaining populations in the United States. From Purple Swamphens, restricted to a small area… Read more >>
Do American Robins Migrate?
Springtime singer or snowy sentinel? The American Robin may be one of North America's most familiar songbirds, yet its wintering patterns raise a common question: Do robins migrate? The answer is yes and no. We associate robins with spring for good reason: In many places, they arrive with the warm… Read more >>
Top Five Birds in Decline: A Birder's Perspective
This blog focuses on the top five North American bird species showing the greatest declines over the last 50 years. A 2019 Science study noting that 3 billion birds were lost since 1970 focused on bird groups, but the species-decline percentages below come from trend data used in the analysis.… Read more >>