Nevada Court Protects Nesting Bi-State Sage-Grouse from Off-Road Vehicles

July 28, 2020

On July 7, 2020, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and other advocates for the rare Bi-State Sage-Grouse won in a legal case against off-roaders who planned a 250-mile dirt bike rally in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest — one of the last places this isolated population of Greater Sage-Grouse can breed. The Nevada District Court upheld U.S. Forest … Read More>>

New Heights for Decade-Long Brazilian Parakeet Recovery

July 23, 2020

The Gray-breasted Parakeet conservation project run by the Brazilian conservation organization Aquasis, with support from American Bird Conservancy (ABC), reached a new level of success with its nest box program in 2020, when 388 of the Endangered birds fledged. The project provides a shining example of how conservation partners can join with communities to save … Read More>>

Migratory Birds Get Another Major Funding Boost in House Interior Bill

July 23, 2020

Programs conserving migratory birds and other wildlife received significant funding increases in the FY 2021 House Interior Appropriations bill. When enacted, key bird conservation programs will receive a $15 million boost, building on a $10 million increase in the FY 2020 bill. Important guidance is also provided in the bill to federal agencies to reduce … Read More>>

After Years at Sea, Hawaiian Petrel Arrives Safely Home

July 9, 2020

UPDATE (SEPTEMBER 17, 2020): To date, a total of five banded Hawaiian Petrels have returned to the Nihoku Restoration site. These include one petrel from the 2016 cohort and the other four returnees from the 2017 cohort of translocated chicks. We've seen all birds inspect burrows and detected two pairs in burrows at the Nihoku … Read More>>

Legislation to Reduce Bird Collisions Passes the U.S. House of Representatives

July 1, 2020

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter Expert Contact: Dr. Christine Sheppard, Director, Glass Collisions Program, 914-261-8277 | csheppard@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., July 1, 2020) American Bird Conservancy (ABC) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R 2, which includes H.R. 919 – Bird-Safe Buildings Act, today. This bipartisan bill … Read More>>

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