Peruvian Diving-petrel Downlisted

March 23, 2021

The Peruvian Diving-petrel, previously considered Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has been downlisted from Endangered to Near Threatened as the population resurges following conservation interventions on Choros and Chañaral Islands in the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve, Chile. A small, burrow-nesting seabird, the Peruvian Diving-petrel historically bred on 13 islands in … Read More>>

Changing Fortunes for Two Bahamian Endemics

March 19, 2021

  The past few months have brought a dramatic shift in the conservation outlook for two bird species endemic to the Bahamas, one — the Bahama Oriole — thanks to improved knowledge and the other — the Bahama Warbler — due to catastrophic natural events. For several years, researchers from the University of Maryland, Baltimore … Read More>>

Virginia Approves Groundbreaking Migratory Bird Protection Regulation

March 19, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, ABC Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter Expert Contact: Joel Merriman, ABC Bird-Smart Wind Energy Campaign Director, 202-888-7471 | jmerriman@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., March 19, 2021) Virginia's Department of Wildlife Resources has approved a groundbreaking new regulation, setting a major precedent for the protection of migratory birds. The approved … Read More>>

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

March 17, 2021

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., March 17, 2021) American Bird Conservancy (ABC) applauds U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) for reintroducing H.R. 919 – Bird-Safe Buildings Act today. This bipartisan bill … Read More>>

Wind Turbines Deter Whooping Cranes From Stopover Sites, Study Confirms

March 17, 2021

A new study published this month (March 2021) in the journal Ecological Applications reveals that migratory habitat for the Whooping Crane is being gradually reduced by wind energy development. Researchers found that this Endangered bird avoids turbines to a distance of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers), eliminating otherwise usable stopover sites if turbines are placed too … Read More>>

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