As Avian Influenza Outbreak Spreads, Vigilance and Bird-friendly Actions Needed

April 20, 2022

This is a developing story and will be updated periodically as more information becomes available. (April 20, 2022) First identified in December 2021 when domestic chickens on the island of Newfoundland, Canada tested positive, a strain of bird flu known as highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has now spread to wild birds in more than 30 … Read More>>

Oil and Gas Leasing on Public Lands: American Bird Conservancy Emphasizes Risk to Greater Sage-Grouse

April 20, 2022

(April 20, 2022) The current Administration announced on Friday, April 15 that it would resume selling oil and gas leases on public lands. And already this week, the Interior Department published final sale notices offering 144,000 acres across nine states. This is particularly concerning given its potential impact on the Greater Sage-Grouse, a species with shrinking … Read More>>

Researchers Confirm Presence of Endangered Diablotin Black-capped Petrel on Dominica, Raising Hopes of Finding Nesting Area

April 19, 2022

(April 19, 2022) Researchers have confirmed a sighting of an Endangered Black-capped Petrel (Pterodroma hasitata), known locally as “the Diablotin bird,” in flight over Dominica earlier this year. Working with Dominica's Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division, the researchers used thermal binocular technology to record a video of the bird flying through the night near a suspected … Read More>>

Statement on Wind Energy Company's Prosecution for Illegally Killing Eagles

April 7, 2022

(April 7, 2022) ESI Energy Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, pleaded guilty to violations of the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) on Tuesday, April 5. The company admitted that its turbines have killed at least 136 Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles since 2012. The company also violated the Bald … Read More>>

American Bird Conservancy's Jim Giocomo Honored With 2022 Leadership Award by Partners in Flight

March 29, 2022

(March 29, 2022) Dr. James (Jim) Giocomo, Central Regional Director at American Bird Conservancy (ABC), has been recognized with a 2022 Partners in Flight (PIF) Leadership Award for his outstanding contributions to grassland conservation. PIF, a network of 150 partner organizations dedicated to landbird conservation, presented the award to Dr. Giocomo during the 87th North American … Read More>>

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