A Win for Birds: Court Upholds Bird-Friendly Building Ordinance in Wisconsin

August 16, 2022

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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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