Aug 15

Perspectives

Celebrating the Migratory Bird Treaty, a Pact That Transcends Borders

A century after the treaty was signed, migratory birds still need our protection. … Read more >>

Aug 12

From the Field

Researchers Turn a Concerned Eye to the Mysterious Marbled Murrelet

Scientists and conservationists are working to understand the plight of the Marbled Murrelet—and find ways to help the bird survive.… Read more >>

Aug 01

From the Field

Scientists Try A Daring Approach to Save Endangered Hawaiian Petrels

Moved from their mountain burrows to a haven on the coast, young Hawaiian Petrels will be the founders of the only fully protected colony of federally listed seabirds anywhere in the Hawaiian Islands.… Read more >>

Jul 23

Perspectives

Hummingbirds 101: An Expert Explains the Dynamos of the Bird World

"Hummingbirds do just have a way of obsessing you," says Sheri L. Williamson. "They’re so fascinating, they’re so diverse, and there’s still so much we don’t know about them."… Read more >>

Jul 18

News

Rapid 'Ohi'a Death Threatens Habitat for Hawai'i's Forest Birds

The 'ohi'a tree, a foundation of Hawaiian forests and a powerful cultural symbol, is succumbing in large numbers to an aggressive plant disease, jeopardizing key habitat for endangered forest birds.… Read more >>

Jul 12

News

White-winged Cotinga's Presence Indicates a Patch of Brazil's Atlantic Forest is Recovering

The cotinga and other birds have been using areas of Atlantic Forest that were once highly disturbed—more evidence that protecting sensitive habitat and allowing it to regenerate is an effective way to bring back threatened species.… Read more >>

Jul 06

From the Field

Curlews Guide Grassland Conservation on the Northern Great Plains

By making important enhancements to their land, private landowners are making prairies healthier for the curlew and many other grassland birds.… Read more >>

Jun 30

Perspectives

Hawai'i's Legendary 'Ohi'a Tree Is Important for Birds and People

'Ohi'a is so critical to the survival of Hawai'i’s native birds that it is hard to imagine a vibrant avifauna without it.… Read more >>

Jun 21

Perspectives

To Protect Birds from Wind Turbines, Look to Hawai‘i's Approach

Hawai‘i has a very different approach to wind development than the mainland United States, with strict protocols that go a long way toward protecting endangered birds and bats.… Read more >>

Jun 17

Perspectives

ABC is Hard at Work to Save Native Hawaiian Birds

Hawaiian birds face many challenges, including loss of habitat and non-native predators, but American Bird Conservancy is working closely with partner organizations to help these rare species survive.… Read more >>