Deadly Pesticide May Yet Be Outlawed

July 25, 2017

Contact: Cynthia Palmer, American Bird Conservancy, 202-888-7475 (Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017) We applaud the U.S. Senators who today introduced a bill to ban chlorpyrifos, a widely used pesticide that has been killing birds and poisoning the environment for the past half-century: Tom Udall (D-NM), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Edward … Read More>>

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Scientists Rediscover Venezuelan Bird Not Seen in 60 Years

July 24, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, American Bird Conservancy, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017) An international team of researchers has solved one of South America's great bird mysteries. Working deep in the mountainous forests of western Venezuela, they have rediscovered the Táchira Antpitta, a plump brown bird species not seen since it was … Read More>>

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Keep the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge Intact

July 21, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., July 21, 2017) American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is very concerned that portions of a border wall might be built through the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in Texas. This week, news outlets reported that federal officials and private contractors have been surveying portions of the … Read More>>


Bill Introduced to Boost Migratory Bird Conservation

July 13, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., July 13, 2017) In good news for migratory birds, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) have introduced a bipartisan bill, S. 1537, to reauthorize the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA), one of the nation's most important bird conservation laws. Now called … Read More>>

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Bird Conservation Groups Win Fight Against Great Lakes Wind Project

June 29, 2017

Contact: Michael Hutchins, Director of ABC's Bird-Smart Wind Energy Program, 202-888-7485, or Kimberly Kaufman, Executive Director, Black Swamp Bird Observatory, 419-898-4070, ext. 201 (Washington, D.C., June 29, 2017) American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) have won their campaign to stop a planned wind turbine in a major bird migration corridor close … Read More>>

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