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Endangered Bird Gains New Support in The Bahamas

April 17, 2019

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | Expert Contact: Shawn Graff, Vice President, Great Lakes Region, 262-707-5700 | (Washington, D.C., April 17, 2019) The Kirtland's Warbler — one of the rarest nesting migratory songbirds in the United States and Canada — now has additional support, thanks to the establishment of … Read More>>

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Species Unseen for 47 Years Rediscovered Near Colombian Town Named for Miracles

April 12, 2019

Contact: Wendy Willis, American Bird Conservancy, Deputy Director of International Programs, 540-253-5780 | (Washington, D.C., April 12, 2019) The Antioquia Brushfinch, a rusty-crowned Colombian songbird described as a new species 12 years ago, based solely on old museum specimens, eluded scientists until it was documented for the first time in the wild in January … Read More>>

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“The Trend is Ominous”: Statement on Sage-Grouse from American Bird Conservancy

March 15, 2019

The Administration has finalized major changes to the 2015 Greater Sage-Grouse conservation plans. These changes gut vital protections for the grouse; undermine the deal made by Western states and federal officials; and create uncertainty for millions of Westerners and the bird. The revised plans eliminate vital protections for the sage-grouse. Specifically, most of the Sagebrush … Read More>>

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Public Lands Bill Provides ‘Lifeline for Migratory Birds'

February 25, 2019

Contact: Jennifer Cipolletti, Director of Conservation Advocacy, American Bird Conservancy | Phone: 202-888-7476 | Email: (Washington, DC, February 25, 2019) Passage of the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47), expected tomorrow in the U.S. House of Representatives, will signify a bipartisan win for birds and people, and a step in the right direction toward advancing … Read More>>

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Regulators Consider Bird-smart Wind Energy Development off the California Coast

January 28, 2019

Contact: Holly Goyert, PhD, Bird-Smart Wind Energy Campaign Director, American Bird Conservancy | Phone: 202-888-7471 | Email:  (California, January 28, 2019) The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is leading an effort to consider birds in their planning of wind energy development off the shores of California, including in three areas approximately 25 to … Read More>>

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