Wind Turbines Deter Whooping Cranes From Stopover Sites, Study Confirms

March 17, 2021

A new study published this month (March 2021) in the journal Ecological Applications reveals that migratory habitat for the Whooping Crane is being gradually reduced by wind energy development. Researchers found that this Endangered bird avoids turbines to a distance of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers), eliminating otherwise usable stopover sites if turbines are placed too … Read More>>

Administration Revokes Opinion That Compromised Key Bird Protections

March 8, 2021

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., March 8, 2021) The current Administration today revoked the Department of the Interior's so-called "M-Opinion" (Solicitor's Opinion M-37050), which in 2017 weakened protections for more than 1,000 species under … Read More>>

FOUND: Locals and Scientists Rediscover the Black-browed Babbler in Borneo After 172 Years

February 25, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter Expert Contact: John C. Mittermeier, Director of Threatened Species Outreach, 202-888-7469 | jmittermeier@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., February 25, 2021) After more than 170 years, locals in Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia, have helped rediscover the lost Black-browed Babbler. The bird has been missing since it was … Read More>>

Statement on Serious Allegations Against Now-Former ABC Employee

February 16, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter (Washington, D.C., February 16, 2021) Jason Ward is no longer employed at American Bird Conservancy following serious allegations of misconduct that are completely incompatible with ABC's values. Please direct any questions to ABC's Director of Public Relations, Jordan Rutter. For additional details on this … Read More>>

Chestnut-collared Longspurs are among the beneficiaries of windmill removal in eastern Montana. Photo by Tim Zurowski

Windmill Removal Improves Water Supply for Livestock While Enhancing Prairie Bird Habitat

January 26, 2021

Windmills are an iconic sight on the landscape of eastern Montana, but often these structures no longer serve landowners, rangeland management programs, nor the ground-nesting birds that live near them. Benefiting cattle and birds alike, a new initiative that began last summer helps to bring down these obsolete structures, replacing them with efficient solar-powered pumps. … Read More>>

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