"Zen window curtains" made with paracord are a neat way to make windows safer for birds. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Ellen K. Rudolph)

This Fall, Help Migratory Birds Avoid Window Collisions

September 28, 2016

Contact: Jennifer Howard, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 2016) Migratory birds are on the move, winging their way from nesting and breeding grounds in North America to winter habitat in Central and South America and the Caribbean. It's a spectacular journey—but it's one that many of them will never finish. Habitat loss, outdoor cats, and … Read More>>

Building a New Colony for Threatened Seabirds on Kauai

September 20, 2016

Contact: Jennifer Waipa, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, (808) 635-0925, or Jennifer Howard, American Bird Conservancy, (202) 888-7472 (Kauai, Hawaii, Sept. 20, 2016) A project years in the making took place on Kauai's north shore on Monday when eight threatened Newell's Shearwater (‘A‘o) chicks were flown by helicopter from their montane nesting areas to a new colony protected … Read More>>

Wind Energy Company Sues to Keep Bird Kill Data Out of Public's Hands

August 25, 2016

Contact: Michael Hutchins, Director of ABC's Bird-Smart Wind Energy Program, 202-888-7485 (Washington, D.C., Aug. 24, 2016) An Ohio wind-energy facility doesn't want to reveal how many birds it kills, and has gone to court to keep that information secret. Blue Creek Wind Farm, owned by the Spanish company Iberdrola Renewables, has filed a lawsuit in Ohio … Read More>>

Wind Turbines on the Great Lakes Threaten Migratory Birds

August 8, 2016

Contact: Michael Hutchins, Director of ABC's Bird-Smart Wind Energy Program, 202-888-7485 (Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2016) A radar study released last month by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) provides stark evidence that wind turbines on the Great Lakes pose an unacceptably high risk to migratory birds and other wildlife. Yet this region in New York has … Read More>>

BLM Logging Plan Guts President Clinton's Northwest Forest Legacy

August 5, 2016

Contact: Steve Holmer, ABC's Senior Policy Advisor, 202-888-7490 (Washington, D.C. August 5, 2016) The Bureau of Land Management has approved a logging plan for the forests it manages in Oregon, significantly weakening protections for the threatened Marbled Murrelet and Northern Spotted Owl. These protections were put in place in 1994 as part of President Clinton's Northwest … Read More>>

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