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Proposed Rule on Eagle Take Needs Strengthening, According to American Bird Conservancy
A proposed rule announced today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service aims to improve the permitting process for incidental take of eagles, but unfortunately weakens current safeguards for Bald and Golden Eagles just as they face increasing threats from new energy infrastructure. The Bald Eagle, our nation's symbol, needs strong protections as it continues … Read More>>
EPA Decision Maintains Dangerous Regulatory Loophole for Pesticide-Coated Seeds
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today denied a petition request from American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and other parties seeking to change a dangerous regulatory loophole for pesticide-coated seeds. Instead of regulating these coated seeds as the agency does other pesticide uses, the EPA says it will review labeling language and requirements as well as conduct … Read More>>
Eastern Meadowlark Tracking Project Will Reveal Key Insights About the Declining Songbird
North America's grassland birds are in jeopardy. According to a report co-authored by American Bird Conservancy (ABC), more than 720 million grassland birds in the U.S. and Canada have been lost since 1970.  To inform grassland habitat conservation, ABC is teaming up with partners to better understand the movements of grassland birds and the threats … Read More>>
How to Help Birds During Fall Migration
In North America, billions of birds are on the move for fall migration. They will collectively fly billions of miles as they journey south to their nonbreeding ground in search of the food and warmth they need to make it through the year. Some birds, like the Red-winged Blackbird, only need to travel a short … Read More>>
Campsite Clean-Up Initiative Launched in Oregon to Help Waterbirds Thrive
Oregon's towering forests and sandy beaches are perfect places to enjoy the state's wildlife. But if campers aren't careful, their food waste can lure canny corvids such as crows and jays, which prey on the eggs and chicks of vulnerable waterbirds. This summer, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) kicked off efforts to make recreation areas across … Read More>>
A Win for Birds: Court Upholds Bird-Friendly Building Ordinance in Wisconsin
(August 16, 2022) Today the Dane County Circuit Court ruled in favor of birds and upheld Madison, Wisconsin's bird-friendly building ordinance, the first ever adopted in the state. The ordinance, which went into effect in 2020 and requires new large construction and expansion projects to use modern bird-safe strategies and materials, was challenged by a group … Read More>>
In Exciting First, a Newell's Shearwater has Returned to Nihoku Translocation Site
(August 11, 2022) Conservationists in Kaua‘i's Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge are celebrating an exciting find this summer. A wildlife camera has picked up the first return of a Critically Endangered Newell's Shearwater (‘A‘o) to Nihoku, a protected translocation site. If this individual is joined by others and successfully starts a colony at Nihoku, it … Read More>>
New Study Shows Eradicating Invasive Species from Islands Produces Global Impact
(August 10, 2022) Islands are a globally significant opportunity for biodiversity conservation. A new study published on August 10 in Scientific Reports shows that invasive species elimination from islands has been implemented widely around the world with a high success rate. This baseline conservation action is key for protecting native plants and animals, creating ecosystem resilience … Read More>>
As Extinctions Loom, Conservationists Race to Save Vanishing Hawaiian Honeycreepers
(August 5, 2022) Several Hawaiian honeycreepers — found nowhere else on Earth — are on the brink of extinction. Their biggest threat comes from avian malaria, a mosquito-borne illness that was introduced to the islands by humans in the early 1900s. The situation is dire, but there is hope. A technique that acts as a … Read More>>
Rare Singing, Emerald-Green and Iridescent-Blue Hummingbird Unexpectedly Rediscovered in Colombia
(August 4, 2022) An experienced local birdwatcher in Colombia rediscovered the Santa Marta Sabrewing (Campylopterus phainopeplus), a relatively large hummingbird only found in the country's Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains. It's only the second time the species has had a documented sighting since it was first collected in 1946. The last time was in … Read More>>

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The Blue-headed Vireo's Latin species name solitarius echoes this bird's former common name — the Solitary Vireo — which was used until 1997.

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