Jun 12


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


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


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 >>

Jun 04


The Real Neonics Threat to Birds isn't From Wild Bird Seed

When the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran a story (“Is your bird seed harmful to the birds and bees?”) on April 26, warning that wild bird seed could be contaminated with neonicotinoid pesticides, commonly known as “neonics,” readers with bird feeders were likely shocked to think they might be harming backyard visitors.… Read more >>

May 29


This Art Project Could Help Make Cities More Habitable for Birds

Can a series of art installations in New York City raise awareness about bird migration while improving urban habitat for migratory birds? Resembling a bushy staircase at first glance, the living sculpture at East River State Park in Brooklyn may draw incredulous looks from curious park-goers, but for migratory birds,… Read more >>

May 15


Rare Birds: These Four Birds May be the Rarest in the Americas

Over the last 500 years, as many as 183 bird species have gone extinct. Given that the more famous of these — the Passenger Pigeon and Ivory-billed Woodpecker — are immortalized in grainy black-and-white photos, you might be forgiven for assuming that bird extinction is a thing of the past.… Read more >>

May 10


Five Fantastic Bird Migration Facts

Many people know that bird migration has been going on for ages (millions of years, in fact), and that it happens twice a year. But when you stop and ponder the details, migratory birds' epic journeys are nothing less than astonishing. Consider the improbability of a migratory bird, which may… Read more >>

Apr 29


Birds are Amazing

Excerpted with permission from “Birds Are Amazing” by Michael J. Parr in Bringing Back the Birds: Exploring Migration and Preserving Birdscapes Throughout the Americas, from American Bird Conservancy and nonprofit publisher Braided River. All photos by Owen Deutsch. Birds are clearly demarcated from all other life-forms by the feathers that… Read more >>

Apr 15


Eight Must-See Spring Birding Sites

For U.S. birders, spring migration can feel like a gift from heaven, as millions of winged visitors descend from the skies. Destined for mating grounds throughout North America and beyond, these birds lend their springtime splendor to nearly every corner of the country. But that doesn’t mean all locations are… Read more >>

Apr 06


Favorite Bird Sounds and Songs in the United States

Bird sounds — especially bird calls and bird songs — provide a natural soundtrack for our lives. Among other things, they give voice to the spring, sweeten the sunrise, and add mystery to the night. But with hundreds of bird species nesting, wintering, and passing through the United States, how… Read more >>