A male Blue-throated Hillstar perches on its favorite flowering plant – the Chuquiragua. Photo by Roger Ahlman

Recently Named Rare Hummingbird Gets Reserve

August 25, 2020

On August 18, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) partner Fundación Jocotoco purchased the first portion (110 acres) of the newly established Cerro de Arcos Reserve in Ecuador, with support from ABC and Rainforest Trust. This land protects alpine meadows, locally known as páramo, critical to the survival of the recently named Blue-throated Hillstar. The Blue-throated Hillstar … Read More>>

Building Safer Skies for Birds in Wisconsin

August 13, 2020

(Madison, WI, August 13, 2020) On August 4, the Madison Common Council unanimously adopted the state's first bird-friendly building ordinance. Introduced by Alders Marsha Rummel and Keith Furman, drafted by City staff, and revised with input from American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the city-wide ordinance will require new large construction and expansion projects to use modern … Read More>>

Court Overturns Administration Efforts to Weaken the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

August 11, 2020

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter Expert Contact: Steve Holmer, Vice President of Policy, 202-888-7490 | sholmer@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., August 11, 2020) A federal court today overturned an Administration reinterpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) that had upended decades of enforcement and let industry polluters off … Read More>>

ABC Joins the BirdLife International Global Partnership for Bird Conservation

August 6, 2020

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter Program Contact: Mike Parr, President, 202-888-7486 | mparr@abcbirds.org | @michaeljparr (Washington, D.C., August 6, 2020) American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is delighted to join the BirdLife International partnership, becoming the second BirdLife Partner in the United States alongside the National Audubon Society. “It's … Read More>>

Creating a More Just, Equitable, Diverse, and Inclusive Bird Community

August 5, 2020

American Bird Conservancy (ABC) not only celebrates the diversity of birds, but also the diversity of all who celebrate and conserve birds. We unequivocally condemn racism in all its forms. We are committed to doing our utmost to support social justice and equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) within our organization and across the bird conservation … Read More>>

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