Montana’s Long-billed Curlews will be among the beneficiaries of the new RCPP award. Photo by Tim Zurowski/Shutterstock

Cattle, Curlews, and Conservation: New South Dakota Project Benefits Great Plains Birds and Working Lands

November 5, 2020

With the tagline “cattle, curlews, conservation,” American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is partnering with Pheasants Forever, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and private land managers on a new project to enhance habitat for Long-billed Curlews and other iconic grassland birds in northwestern South Dakota. The new project will run from 2020 to 2024 and will enhance … Read More>>

Brown-headed Nuthatch

Brown-headed Nuthatches Return to Missouri

October 1, 2020

The release of 46 Brown-headed Nuthatches, translocated from Arkansas to restored pine woodlands in Missouri's Mark Twain National Forest in August and September 2020, marked this species' return to the state. The brown-capped songbird had been absent since the early 1900s, following widespread habitat loss. “I really think that a big take-home from all of … Read More>>

Completing Las Balsas Communal Reserve for the Lilacine Amazon

September 29, 2020

Fundación de Conservación Jocotoco, with support from American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and Rainforest Trust, has purchased a total of 46 long-term lease agreements with Ecuador's Las Balsas community to protect the largest known population of the Lilacine Amazon. This colorful parrot is found only in western Ecuador and is listed as Endangered on the IUCN … Read More>>

Seabirds' Return a Key Step in Restoring Moloka'i Coastal Ecosystem

September 25, 2020

A bold effort by the Moloka'i Land Trust and American Bird Conservancy (ABC) to restore 90 acres of remote coastal habitat on Moloka'i's north shore took an important step forward last month, when Wedge-tailed Shearwaters were documented breeding at the site for the first time in recent history. Signs of shearwater burrow excavation were noted … Read More>>

Fixing Hawai'i's Power Lines and Street Lights to Save Seabirds and Sea Turtles

September 24, 2020

Hawaiʻi has a problem that is killing its wildlife. Integral parts of community infrastructure — the lights that brighten the streets and the power lines strung along them — are decimating native species. Endemic nocturnal seabirds such as the Endangered Newell's Shearwater (‘a‘o) and Endangered Hawaiian Petrel (‘ua‘u) are especially at risk. Earlier this year, … Read More>>

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