Jul 26

News

Nestbox "Penthouses" Provide Hope for Rare Bolivian Birds

For eight years, northern Blue-throated Macaws never showed interest in nest boxes put up for them at Barba Azul Nature Reserve, a protected area managed by ABC’s Bolivian partner Asociación Armonía. What makes this more perplexing is that to the south, Blue-throated Macaws love nest boxes. At the Laney Rickman… Read more >>

Jul 15

News

Seafood for Seabirds: Puffins and Other Birds Depend on Human Restraint

Birds, like all animals, depend on a healthy environment to provide food sources. But as humans alter the natural landscape, traditional food and feeding dynamics have changed, creating new challenges for vulnerable bird populations. To help these birds, ABC partners with government agencies, other conservation groups, private landowners, and industry… Read more >>

Jul 09

News

A Banquet for Birds: Conservationists Boost Prairie Birds' Invertebrate Intake

Birds, like all animals, depend on a healthy environment to provide food sources. But as humans alter the natural landscape, traditional food and feeding dynamics have changed, creating new challenges for vulnerable bird populations. To help these birds, ABC partners with government agencies, other conservation groups, private landowners, and industry… Read more >>

Jul 06

Perspectives

Central Hardwood Joint Venture Restores the Wonder of Glades

I can’t help but feel happy when I walk in the glades. Maybe it’s the great diversity of native grasses and flowering plants in these special open patches. Glades punctuate forests in Missouri, usually on rocky, dry, south- and west-facing slopes and hilltops. As I hike and take stock of… Read more >>

Jul 03

News

Are Caterpillars Part of the Cure for Ailing Cerulean Warblers?

Birds, like all animals, depend on a healthy environment for food. But as humans alter the natural landscape, traditional food and feeding dynamics have changed, creating new challenges for vulnerable bird populations. To help these birds, ABC partners with government agencies, other conservation groups, private landowners, and industry representatives to… Read more >>

Jun 27

News

Trail Camera Photos Reveal Wildlife Secrets

The history of trail camera pictures likely dates back to the early 1900s, when former U.S. Congressman George Shiras rigged a camera and explosive magnesium-powder flash to string and rope trip lines. Today, tiny infrared motion sensors, compact flashes, and digital technology allow modern camera traps to keep an unblinking… Read more >>

Jun 20

News

Iconic Birds Thrive in Regenerating Costa Rican Forest

In Costa Rica, increasingly rare Great Tinamous and Great Curassows show more resiliency than expected. These large birds are among the first species to disappear when human settlement encroaches in large, forested areas, and many believed that they only lived in old-growth, primary forest. From May to August 2017, a… Read more >>

Jun 12

News

Five of South America's Rarest Hummingbirds & Where to See Them

Our "Top Five Rediscoveries of Lost Birds" in the Americas include a spectacular Colombian hummingbird, the Blue-bearded Helmetcrest. This and other scientific advances have spurred conservation action by American Bird Conservancy and our South American partners, ensuring the survival of some of the avian world's most beautiful species. Here are… Read more >>

Jun 10

News

ABC's Bird Conservation Projects Protect One Million Acres

As ABC approaches its 25th anniversary, we celebrate a series of successful bird conservation projects that have helped to protect more than 1 million acres of bird habitat for many of our hemisphere’s rarest species. More than a mile above the distant Pacific, an emerald mantle of cloud forest cloaks… Read more >>

Jun 07

News

Endangered Roseate Terns Take a Turn for the Better

The United States’ Roseate Tern population has reached its highest numbers since 1987, when it was listed as a federally Endangered species. According to the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, the 2018 population estimate for United States Endangered Roseate Terns is 4,552 pairs. Fifty-one pairs were estimated for Canada.… Read more >>