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American Bird Conservancy Celebrates 30 Years of Results for Birds Across the Americas
As American Bird Conservancy (ABC) marks its 30th year, the organization is kicking off a celebration of birds saved, habitat conserved, and the people who made it happen. After three decades of conserving wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas, ABC's mission-driven work has benefited more than 3,000 bird species to date – around … Read More>>
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House Passes Bill to Reauthorize Funding for Migratory Bird Conservation
On April 9, the House of Representatives passed the Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Enhancements Act (H.R. 4389). This bill reauthorizes the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA), a successful federal grants program funding migratory bird research and habitat restoration throughout the Western Hemisphere. Since 2002, grants from the NMBCA have supported a remarkable … Read More>>
Darkening the Night Skies Can Help Birds
As migration ramps up, hundreds of millions of birds, like the Indigo Bunting, are on their way north to their breeding grounds, mostly flying by night. Unfortunately, many won't make it to their intended, final destinations. Migration is a strenuous activity made all the more hazardous by artificial lights, especially at night. Nearly ubiquitous in … Read More>>
Conservation at the Scale Needed: Helping Migratory Birds Bounce Back on Natural Rubber Plantations
Rubber trees — more precisely, the sticky sap that comes from them — are the building blocks of everything from tennis balls to tires. That sappy substance called latex is tapped from the Hevea brasiliensis tree, much like maple syrup! A rubber plantation may not be the first thing that springs to mind when it … Read More>>
Poisoning by Rodenticide Played a Part in Flaco the Owl's Death
A necropsy on the body of Flaco, the famous Eurasian Eagle-Owl that captivated New Yorkers, has revealed a grim and sobering reminder of the impacts of pesticides on wildlife. While traumatic injuries from a window collision — an all-too-common occurrence that kills hundreds of millions of birds each year — ultimately caused Flaco's death, the … Read More>>
New Research Reveals Habitat, Range, and Behavior of Recently Rediscovered Hummingbird Species
After its unexpected rediscovery in 2022, researchers with American Bird Conservancy (ABC), Universidad Nacional de Colombia, SELVA, ProCAT Colombia, and World Parrot Trust have released new findings about one of the rarest and most poorly known bird species in the world, the Santa Marta Sabrewing. Recently posted as a preprint in bioRxiv, the study offers … Read More>>
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>>

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