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 >>

Jul 30

From the Field

Search for Feathered Treasure Is On In Brazil's Songbird Forest

An extensive search for one of the world’s most endangered birds is underway, with Fundação Biodiversitas’ Alexander Zaidan (below right) — a leading researcher on the species — leading the mission to find and save it. Stresemann’s Bristlefront (Merulaxis stresemanni) occurs only in the Songbird Forest, or “Mata do Passarinho”… Read more >>

Jul 27


New Hope for Brazil's Blue-eyed Ground-Dove

Blue-eyed Ground-Dove, one of the world's rarest birds, is getting a boost from stepped-up conservation and establishment of a new state park in Brazil.… Read more >>

Jul 24


Meet Atlas, A Happy Adventure Cat

As part of ABC's "Happy Cats, Healthy Birds Campaign," we recently spoke with Samantha Christie, the owner of Atlas the Adventure Cat, about how she keeps Atlas safe and healthy — and how that has changed both of their lives. Atlas, an indoor cat, is serving as a Feline Ambassador… Read more >>

Jul 18


'Life is Good in a Catio'

Birds and other wildlife benefit when cats are kept safely contained in places like catios. But an indoor cat doesn’t need to be a bored cat. This summer, we’re calling attention to creative solutions that benefit both cats and birds.… Read more >>

Jul 12


Meet Louie, A Happy Indoor Cat (Part 2)

As part of ABC's "Happy Cats, Healthy Birds Campaign," which runs through August, we sat down with Christiana Viscusi to discuss responsible cat ownership. Her cat Louie, an Instagram star and our Cats Indoors Feline Ambassador, stays safely indoors and only goes outside on a leash, in a backpack, or in a stroller.… Read more >>