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Young or Old (or a Bit of Both), Forests are Essential Habitat
This is part of a series of explorations of different kinds of forest biomes found throughout the Western Hemisphere – and how American Bird Conservancy works to conserve them as vital bird habitats. Click to read about tropical forests, temperate forests, and the boreal forest. Wherever there's a forest, you'll find birds. A dazzling array … Read More>>
Playing the Long Game to Reduce Pesticide Threats
After years of advocacy, education, research, and a lot of help from our members and friends, we are seeing new progress made in protecting birds and other wildlife from harmful pesticides. New York, California, and Washington, D.C. have all taken major steps to curtail the use of neonicotinoids. Also called “neonics,” these highly toxic chemicals … Read More>>
Listening and Looking for a Ghostly Messenger
The Santa Marta Sabrewing, An Elusive Bird in Colombia's Sierra Nevada, is Slowly Coming into Focus There is a distinctive arc the bird commits to when it sings. A swooping dive toward the forest floor, a seconds-long display that might just set him apart. The other males keep him company but he does his best … Read More>>
Four Women Making Bird Conservation Happen at ABC
This is the third part of a series highlighting the women who work at American Bird Conservancy. Read parts one and two.  Conservation works best when we all get involved. At American Bird Conservancy (ABC), every person, whether they are doing fieldwork or paperwork, plays a part in our ongoing efforts to protect birds and … Read More>>
Five Women Making Bird Conservation Happen at ABC
This is the second part of a series highlighting the women who work at American Bird Conservancy. Read parts one and three. Conservation works best when we all get involved. At American Bird Conservancy (ABC), every person, whether they are doing fieldwork or paperwork, plays a part in our ongoing efforts to protect birds and … Read More>>
Boreal Beginnings: North America's Bird Nursery
This is part of a series of explorations of different kinds of forest biomes found throughout the Western Hemisphere – and how American Bird Conservancy works to conserve them as vital bird habitats. Click to read about tropical forests, temperate forests, and different ages of forests. Our previous stories in this series have traced the … Read More>>
Keeping Up with Swallow-tailed Kites
The Swallow-tailed Kite is instantly recognizable in the summertime skies of the Southeastern United States. Capable aerial acrobats, they cut a sleek and elegant figure as they glide through the air, the white of their bodies punctuated by the black edges along their wings and namesake forked tail. With a flick of its rudder-like tail, … Read More>>
Temperate Forests: Conserving Vital Bird Habitat in Any Season
This is part of a series of explorations of different kinds of forest biomes found throughout the Western Hemisphere – and how American Bird Conservancy works to conserve them as vital bird habitats. Click to read about tropical forests, boreal forests, and different ages of forests. Life in temperate forests, located midway between the equator … Read More>>
Five Women Making Bird Conservation Happen at ABC
This is the first part of a series highlighting the women who work at American Bird Conservancy. Read parts two and three. Conservation works best when we all get involved. At American Bird Conservancy (ABC), every person, whether they are doing fieldwork or paperwork, plays a part in our ongoing efforts to protect birds and … Read More>>
Tropical Forests: Hot and Humid Powerhouses for Biodiversity
This is part of a series of explorations of different kinds of forest biomes found throughout the Western Hemisphere – and how American Bird Conservancy works to conserve them as vital bird habitats. Click to read about temperate forests, boreal forests, and different ages of forests. The forested habitats that cover the Western Hemisphere are … Read More>>

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