Mar 30

From the Field

Expedition Discovers New Breeding Area for Critically Endangered Blue-throated Macaw

For years, it was a question without an answer. Where do the majority of Bolivia’s Critically Endangered Blue-throated Macaws breed? This macaw is among the world’s rarest parrot species. Only 250-300 individuals are believed to remain in the wild, the result of habitat loss, illegal collection for the pet and feather… Read more >>

Mar 24


Video Gallery: Grey-breasted Parakeet

Illegal trafficking has taken a toll on the Grey-breasted Parakeet. Watch video clips of this rare species and learn what you can do to help conserve them.… Read more >>

Mar 22


Can Biotechnology Stop Hawai'i's Invasive Mosquitoes?

Non-native, invasive mosquitoes spread avian malaria and other diseases among Hawai‘i’s struggling forest birds. Can biotechnology help?… Read more >>

Feb 28


Migratory Birds Are Worth Protecting: A Response to The Wall Street Journal

The benefits of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act far outweigh the costs, argue American Bird Conservancy and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.… Read more >>

Feb 23

From the Field

Invasive Ants in Hawai'i: Small Species, Big Problems

Yellow crazy ants and other invasive ants threaten seabirds throughout Hawai'i. Recent successes from the USFWS Crazy Ant Strike Team offer some hope.… Read more >>

Feb 16

From the Field

Into Serra do Urubu—Brazil's Forest of Hope

Venture into Serra do Urubu—literally, the Forest of Hope—for a peek at Brazil's imperiled Atlantic forest, home to countless birds and biodiversity.… Read more >>

Feb 15


Birds Need the EPA to Oversee Pesticides (and So Do We All)

Ready for a return to the Dirty Sixties? Some in Congress seem to be! The 1960s was the decade of the Vietnam war, civil rights protests, and humankind's first steps on the moon. But it was also a decade of pollution. Among other environmental woes, DDT—the first modern synthetic pesticide—had created a… Read more >>

Jan 28


Bird Conservation in Today's Political Climate: How You Can Help

Bird conservation is under threat from policy and agency changes. Learn more and let your elected officials know that you stand up for birds. … Read more >>

Jan 18


The Nature of Threats to Birds

In order to find and implement solutions to aid to survival of birds, first we must identity and address the threats they face.… Read more >>

Jan 10


Endangered Species Act Facing Its Own Extinction?

Like the birds it protects, the Endangered Species Act faces threats to its existence, notably from some members of Congress who would like eliminate it.… Read more >>