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Flaco the Owl's Death is a Call to Action for Bird-friendly Buildings
Flaco, an Eurasian Eagle-Owl, first gained fame when he escaped the Central Park Zoo after an act of vandalism of his enclosure over a year ago. His presence in Central Park drew bird lovers from New York City and beyond eager to catch a glimpse of an enigmatic — and very large — owl. Flaco … Read More>>
New Reserve in Colombia will Protect Endangered Cundinamarca Antpitta
Before it had even received a name, what would soon be known in English as the Cundinamarca Antpitta, a relatively nondescript, olive-brown antpitta, let out an unfamiliar call that caught the ear of a seasoned birder. That was in 1989. Now, the Cundinamarca Antpitta is protected by a new reserve to ensure a bright future … Read More>>
Mosquito Control Project to Save Honeycreepers Underway on Maui and Kaua‘i
Several Hawaiian honeycreepers are facing imminent extinction due to avian malaria carried by invasive Southern House Mosquitoes. Members of the multi-agency partnership Birds, Not Mosquitoes (BNM) have begun releasing non-biting male Southern House Mosquitoes on Maui and Kaua‘i that reduce invasive mosquito reproduction and cause their populations to decrease. Following years of rigorous study and … Read More>>
Final Incidental Take Rule Offers Eagle Populations Stability
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced today final revised regulations for permits under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act that will go into effect April 12, 2024. The final rule establishes both general and specific permits. General permits would be for four activities: wind energy, powerlines, disturbance take, and nest take. In … Read More>>
It's Official: Wisconsin Will Build with Birds in Mind
Bird conservation groups are celebrating the survival of Madison, Wisconsin's bird-friendly building ordinance after years of legal challenges from developers. Following the ruling, the City will continue to require bird-friendly building designs that prevent window collisions. American Bird Conservancy (ABC), Southern Wisconsin Bird Alliance (formerly Madison Audubon), and Wisconsin Society for Ornithology are encouraging municipalities … Read More>>
Your Backyard Can Be a Buffet for Birds… but You Need To Be a Good Caterer!
Birds are remarkable in so many ways: their astonishing beauty, the marvel that is migration, the sheer diversity of the more than 10,000 species found around the world. They are also remarkable for their accessibility: right outside our windows is a world that we can observe, experience, and share with others. Feeding birds can bring … Read More>>
Hawaiian Electric Co. and Maui County Face Lawsuit to Protect Imperiled Hawaiian Seabirds
Today, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and Conservation Council for Hawaiʻi, represented by Earthjustice, notified Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) and Maui County that they face possible litigation challenging harm to imperiled Hawaiian seabirds caused by power lines and streetlights on Maui and Lāna‘i. The Endangered Species Act (ESA) requires the conservation groups to provide this written … Read More>>
Celebrating Birds and Their Habitats Conserved in 2023: Reducing Threats and Building the Bird Conservation Movement
Reducing Threats to Birds – Across the Americas ABC is committed to addressing key threats to birds so that habitats are healthier and more safe. Working with policymakers, partner groups, and the private sector, we develop and implement solutions to large-scale causes of bird mortality, along with precedent-setting or critical regional bird problems. Our tactics … Read More>>
Western Meadowlark. Photo by Tim Zurowski, Shutterstock.
Celebrating Birds and Their Habitats Conserved in 2023: Reversing Bird Population Declines
Reversing Bird Population Declines – United States The massive loss of migratory birds requires a huge response, and that's what ABC accomplishes through our BirdScapes approach. Working with a network of partners across the United States and into Latin America and the Caribbean, ABC implements conservation across core breeding, stopover, and wintering areas for priority … Read More>>
Celebrating Birds and Their Habitats Conserved in 2023: Preventing Extinctions
Glittering Starfrontlet. Golden-winged Warbler. Either species would be enough to spark joy in a bird lover – and both of these priority species benefited from American Bird Conservancy's (ABC) work in 2023. But behind every bird we love is the habitat that sustains that species, and that's where we focus our efforts.  This year, working … Read More>>

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New Reserve in Colombia will Protect Endangered Cundinamarca Antpitta

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