Wisconsin Developers Sue to Keep Designing Buildings Deadly to Birds

July 22, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations| jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter (Washington, D.C., July 22, 2021) A group of Madison, Wisconsin-area developers, led by the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL), is mounting the first-ever legal challenge to a bird-friendly building ordinance (Dane County Case Number 2021CV001729). This is concerning news for conservation groups … Read More>>

Will French Energy Company Voltalia Doom an Endangered Brazilian Parrot?

July 21, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations| jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter UPDATE (July 22, 2021): The Public Ministry of Bahia, Brazil, has called for suspension of the approval for the wind facility discussed in this release. The Ministry cites the potential for irreversible impacts to the region's fauna and communities, and has informed French energy … Read More>>

After Years at Sea, First Hawaiian Petrel Pair Nests at Nihokū

July 20, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations| jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter (Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi, July 20, 2021) A historic effort to save the Endangered ʻUaʻu, or Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis), has reached a critical milestone after years of work and anxious waiting by project partners. A pair of these rare birds has … Read More>>

As Mid-Atlantic Bird Illness Investigated, Restraint Still Urged for Backyard Bird-Feeding

July 14, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, ABC Director of Public Relations| jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter Earlier this spring, people across the Mid-Atlantic region started reporting an unusually large number of ill and dead birds. The birds, primarily recently fledged American Robins, Blue Jays, Common Grackles, and European Starlings, appeared to have eye and neurological issues. Concerned backyard birdwatchers … Read More>>

Stresemann's Bristlefront, one of the world's rarest birds, will benefit from this new conservation push.

Last-known Habitat of the World's Rarest Bird Protected

July 13, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, ABC Director of Public Relations| jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter More than 500 acres of Atlantic Forest, including the area where the last known Stresemann's Bristlefront was detected, will be added to the Mata do Passarinho, or “Songbird Forest,” Reserve in Brazil. American Bird Conservancy (ABC) partner Fundação Biodiversitas (Biodiversitas) has taken ownership … Read More>>

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