After Years at Sea, Hawaiian Petrel Arrives Safely Home

July 9, 2020

UPDATE (SEPTEMBER 17, 2020): To date, a total of five banded Hawaiian Petrels have returned to the Nihoku Restoration site. These include one petrel from the 2016 cohort and the other four returnees from the 2017 cohort of translocated chicks. We've seen all birds inspect burrows and detected two pairs in burrows at the Nihoku … Read More>>

Legislation to Reduce Bird Collisions Passes the U.S. House of Representatives

July 1, 2020

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter Expert Contact: Dr. Christine Sheppard, Director, Glass Collisions Program, 914-261-8277 | csheppard@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., July 1, 2020) American Bird Conservancy (ABC) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R 2, which includes H.R. 919 – Bird-Safe Buildings Act, today. This bipartisan bill … Read More>>

MILESTONE: Trail Network and Tree Nurseries Improving Lives in the High Andes

June 8, 2020

In the latest chapter in a decades-long partnership, Asociación Ecosistemas Andinos (ECOAN), with support from partner American Bird Conservancy (ABC), has worked with communities in the Cordillera Vilcanota of southern Peru since August 2019 to make new infrastructure improvements that benefit local livelihoods and increase forest cover protecting watersheds and rare birds. The Cordillera Vilcanota, … Read More>>

Icebreaker Project Approved Despite Risk to Migratory Birds

May 22, 2020

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, ABC Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter Expert Contact: Steve Holmer, ABC Vice President of Policy, 202-888-7490 | sholmer@abcbirds.org Expert Contact: Kimberly Kaufman, Black Swamp Bird Observatory Executive Director, 419-898-4070 | kimkaufman@bsbo.org (Washington, D.C., May 22, 2020) The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) approved the Icebreaker Wind Energy Project … Read More>>

Working forests can provide important nesting habitat for Swallow-tailed Kites. Photo by Steve Byland

MILESTONE: Managing Working Forests to Benefit Iconic Swallow-tailed Kites

May 22, 2020

American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is working this spring with forest landowners in the southeastern United States to provide nesting sites for the unmistakable Swallow-tailed Kite, now and into the future. With a long, forked tail, four-foot wingspan, and elegant flight, this striking black-and-white raptor is a “winged ambassador” that helps landowners recognize the critical role … Read More>>

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