Hundreds of millions of birds will fly over North America this spring as they journey north. People can make their travel a bit easier by reducing threats and making backyards great rest stops for them. Photo: Townsend's Warbler by Craig Kerns, courtesy Cornell Lab of Ornithology

World Migratory Bird Day is May 9: Celebrate and Help Birds from Home

May 5, 2020

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, ABC Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter (Washington, D.C., May 5, 2020) Migratory birds are now flooding across the continent, as they return to their nesting grounds this spring. World Migratory Bird Day is on May 9, 2020, as people around the globe welcome birds back—and lend them a … Read More>>

Blue-eyed Ground-Doves skulk in white-sand scrub only in the Botumirim area of eastern Brazil. Photo by Ciro Albano

One of the World's Rarest Birds Edges Toward Rebound in Brazil

April 30, 2020

American Bird Conservancy (ABC) partner SAVE Brasil recorded 25 Blue-eyed Ground-Dove individuals in spring 2020 — the highest count yet for one of the world's rarest birds. Since the dove's rediscovery in eastern Brazil in 2015, conservation actions have progressed toward the goal of securing a safe future for this Critically Endangered species. In 2018, … Read More>>

Montana’s Long-billed Curlews will be among the beneficiaries of the new RCPP award. Photo by Tim Zurowski/Shutterstock

ABC Partners with Pheasants Forever to Restore Grassland Bird Habitats on Montana Working Lands

April 29, 2020

Pheasants Forever (PF) was selected in April 2020 to receive a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) award from the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and will partner with American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and other groups to implement a total of $761,000 in habitat delivery efforts in Montana. This will help farmers and ranchers restore habitat … Read More>>

To better inform conservation efforts, ABC and partners will track migratory movements of tagged Wood Thrushes and Louisiana Waterthrushes via the Motus wildlife tracking system. Photo by Ed Schneider

North-Nesting Songbirds Tagged in Nicaragua for Monitoring by Growing Motus Network

April 27, 2020

With support from the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), and in collaboration with its partners at the El Jaguar Reserve, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) recently financed and assisted in placing “nanotags,” small radio transmitters, on ten Wood Thrushes and ten Louisiana Waterthrushes in northern Nicaragua. Both songbirds nest in the United States and small portions of … Read More>>

On 10th Anniversary of Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster, Gulf Birds Still Face Mounting Threats

April 17, 2020

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter Expert Contacts: Mike Parr, President, 202-888-7486 | mparr@abcbirds.org | @michaeljparr Kacy Ray, Coastal Program Manager, 614-218-8838 | kray@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., April 17, 2020) Monday April 20th, 2020, marks the 10th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that tragically killed 11 workers and … Read More>>

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