Nov 27


Attract Birds: A Dozen Native Trees and Shrubs that Birds Love

Manicured suburban lawns just don’t cut it for birds. Sure, you may see an American Robin stop by. But to attract birds to your home (and provide needed food and shelter), move beyond lawns to create a buffet of benefits for your avian neighbors. Read on for a list of… Read more >>

Nov 19


Bird-friendly Garden Tips for Fall

The tanagers, orioles, and hummingbirds of summer are gone, but despite what chilly weather portends, this is a great time to intensify efforts to help birds in your garden. … Read more >>

Oct 14


Video: Surviving the Wild: Cats and Birds

Few people experience the impacts of free-roaming cats as intimately as wildlife rehabilitators. In this short documentary, meet Dr. Dave McRuer, formerly of the Wildlife Center of Virginia; Brittany Davis of Second Chance Wildlife Center; and Kasey Birtz of City Wildlife — individuals who simultaneously love cats and are tasked… Read more >>

Sep 18


Top Ways You Can Help Birds, from Coffee to Collisions

All of us can take steps to make migration a little safer. Find the solutions that work for you.… Read more >>

Sep 06


Annie Novak, Urban Farmer and Bird Champion, Joins ABC Board

We're pleased to welcome Annie Novak to the ABC Board of Directors!  Based in New York City, Annie is an urban birder, writer, and activist. She is the founder and director of Growing Chefs, a field-to-fork food education program; the Manager of the Edible Academy at the New York Botanical… Read more >>

Aug 23


Plastics Pose an Enduring Threat To Seabirds

Whether it’s the largest species of albatross swallowing discarded toothbrushes or the smallest phalarope with a grain of plastic in its gizzard, no seabird is immune to the enormous amount of plastic debris in the world’s oceans. Seabirds in the most remote places on earth are affected: Laysan Albatross nesting… Read more >>

Aug 17

News, Perspectives

Millions of Albatrosses Now Lead-free on Midway

Albatross chicks hatching on the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge now have one less hazard to face on their journey to adulthood. The atoll, home to the world’s largest population of Laysan Albatross, has been declared lead-free after a decade-long effort to remove the toxic substance from buildings, sand, and… Read more >>

Aug 14


Martha: The Last of Her Kind

When Martha the Passenger Pigeon died in 1914, "I felt that I had lost a pal," said Richard Fluke.… Read more >>

Aug 06

From the Field

Looking for a Needle in the Brazilian Jungle

The first of three searches for the Stresemann’s Bristlefront, one of the world’s most endangered birds, has concluded in Brazil. Alexander Zaidan of Fundação Biodiversitas and his team scoured an area of forest outside of the “Mata do Passarinho” Reserve (“Songbird Forest”) over the past few days — and so far have found… Read more >>

Aug 03


Meet Dan Trudeau, New Member of Team ABC

We're pleased to welcome Dan Trudeau to the ABC Staff! Dan comes to American Bird Conservancy with a diverse work history that includes experience as a newspaper reporter, communications professional, and environmental educator. Most recently, he was a development writer for Wayne State University in Detroit. He holds a BA… Read more >>