Mass Bird Deaths in New York City Due to Storm, Lights, and Glass

September 17, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations| jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter (Washington, D.C., September 17, 2021) Hundreds of migrating birds died during the night and early morning of September 14 and 15 after colliding with buildings at the World Trade Center complex (WTC) in New York City. American Bird Conservancy (ABC), New York City Audubon, … Read More>>

Onlookers “Tag Along” with Southbound Swallow-tailed Kites

September 17, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations| jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter The Swallow-tailed kite is one of North America's most beautiful birds of prey, with distinctive black-and-white plumage, narrow wings spanning four feet, and a forked, elongated tail. Although the U.S. population of this migratory raptor is considered stable, it is much-reduced from numbers of … Read More>>

New Fund Aims to Prevent Extinction of Earth's Rarest Species

September 16, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations| jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter (Washington, D.C., September 16, 2021) The Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE), an international consortium of conservation groups, is launching a $12-million, five-year initiative that aims to direct funding to endangered species that are at serious risk of extinction. The effort will focus on effectively … Read More>>

French Corporation Destroying Habitat of Endangered Brazilian Parrot

September 7, 2021

Click here for French version | Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations | jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter (Washington, D.C., September 7, 2021) Voltalia, an energy company based in Paris, is developing a wind energy facility in the habitat of the Endangered Lear's Macaw, in spite of requests from international conservation groups and local communities to … Read More>>

Greater Sage-Grouse, one of two bird species targeted by the House defense bill. Photo by Vivek Khanzode)

Groups Say BLM's Proposed Mining Withdrawal Not Enough to Save Declining Sage-Grouse

August 11, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations| jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter (Washington, D.C., August 10, 2021) Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced it is reopening a process to withdraw certain Greater Sage-Grouse habitats known as Sagebrush Focal Areas (SFAs) from damaging mining. The proposal would reinstate a process that was started under the … Read More>>

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