After Years at Sea, First Hawaiian Petrel Pair Nests at Nihokū

July 20, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations| jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter (Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi, July 20, 2021) A historic effort to save the Endangered ʻUaʻu, or Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis), has reached a critical milestone after years of work and anxious waiting by project partners. A pair of these rare birds has … Read More>>

As Mid-Atlantic Bird Illness Investigated, Restraint Still Urged for Backyard Bird-Feeding

July 14, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, ABC Director of Public Relations| jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter UPDATE (August 18, 2021): Some states, including Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, are reporting a decrease in cases of the bird disease discussed in this article, and officials there now say it's okay to resume feeding birds. However, people are urged to be vigilant, and to continue regular cleaning of feeders and baths. Other states, such as North … Read More>>

Stresemann's Bristlefront, one of the world's rarest birds, will benefit from this new conservation push.

Last-known Habitat of the World's Rarest Bird Protected

July 13, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, ABC Director of Public Relations| jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter More than 500 acres of Atlantic Forest, including the area where the last known Stresemann's Bristlefront was detected, will be added to the Mata do Passarinho, or “Songbird Forest,” Reserve in Brazil. American Bird Conservancy (ABC) partner Fundação Biodiversitas (Biodiversitas) has taken ownership … Read More>>

A Win for a Troubled “Forest” Seabird

July 9, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, ABC Director of Public Relations| jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter (Washington, D.C., July 9, 2021) Oregon joined Washington and California to protect Marbled Murrelets as Endangered under the state's Endangered Species Act. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 4 to 3 to reclassify the murrelet from Threatened to Endangered. These protections come at … Read More>>

Benefiting Kites and Much More: Forest Companies, Conservation Groups, and Researchers Join Forces to Inform Sustainable Forest Management and Identify Potential Enhancements

July 8, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, ABC Director of Public Relations| jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter The Swallow-tailed Kite is one of North America's most beautiful birds of prey, dazzling anyone lucky enough to see this fork-tailed, white-and-black bird sail overhead on 4-foot-wide wings. Swallow-tailed Kites are long-distance migrants that spend their spring and summer months in the southeastern … Read More>>

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