Trash and plastics pose a persistent and growing threat to birds and other wildlife. Photo by Kristen Vale

MILESTONE: EPA Grant Boosts ABC's Push to Curb Gulf Coast Trash and Plastics

September 15, 2020

Plastics and other pollution pose a pervasive danger to birds and the environment. American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is ramping up efforts to address this threat along the Texas Gulf Coast, with support from a new grant from the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Gulf of Mexico Trash-Free Waters program.1 The three-year project will be led by … Read More>>

Statement on Painting Wind Turbine Blades

September 3, 2020

(September 3, 2020, Washington, DC) A recent study (July 2020) from a wind energy facility in Norway found that painting one blade on a wind turbine black significantly reduced bird mortalities due to collisions. This is a positive finding. However, only four of 68 turbines in the facility featured the black blade. American Bird Conservancy … Read More>>

MILESTONE: New Federal Songbird Stamp Explored as a Means to Boost Bird Conservation

September 3, 2020

American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is exploring the possibility of proposing to federal decision-makers that a Federal Songbird Stamp be created to complement the existing Federal Duck Stamp. “One of the reasons waterfowl have made such a remarkable comeback is because of conservation action supported through the Duck Stamp, more formally known as the Migratory Bird … Read More>>

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

MILESTONE: 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

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter Expert Contact: Bryan Lenz, Glass Collisions Program Manager | blenz@abcbirds.org Madison Audubon Contact: Matt Reetz, Executive Director | mreetz@madisonaudubon.org (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 … Read More>>

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