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MILESTONE: Newest (and Last) Joint Venture Boosts Prospects for Threatened California Birds and Other Wildlife

February 24, 2020

In January 2020, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and lead partners the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) – acting on behalf of 23 partnering agencies and organizations – launched the California Central Coast Joint Venture (C3JV). This conservation initiative targets one of the country's most biologically important regions, … Read More>>

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Virginia Announces Emergency Plans for Hampton Roads Waterbird Colony

February 14, 2020

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter Expert Contact: Mike Parr, President, 202-888-7486 | mparr@abcbirds.org | @michaeljparr (Washington, D.C., February 14, 2020) The Commonwealth of Virginia has announced plans to help waterbirds displaced by construction on Hampton Roads' South Island, which has been used by more than 20,000 birds … Read More>>

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MILESTONE: Outer Banks Study Demystifies Caribbean-Nesting Seabird

February 13, 2020

After an eight-month tracking study, we now know more about the elusive Black-capped Petrel. In May 2019, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and partners launched an ambitious effort to catch individuals of this species at sea in the Gulf Stream off North Carolina – a first for a bird of this type. Captured birds were fitted … Read More>>

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MILESTONE: Cat Abandonment Bill Halted in Virginia

February 12, 2020

The Virginia House of Delegates voted on February 5, 2020, to postpone further consideration of HB 1727 for the rest of the year. This bill, which would sanction cat abandonment throughout Virginia through the program known as trap, neuter, release (TNR), will be reconsidered in 2021. American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and a wide range of … Read More>>

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MILESTONE: New Research Fuels Race to Save One of Mexico's Rarest Birds

February 7, 2020

The Critically Endangered Short-crested Coquette, Lophornis brachylophus, occurs in more diverse habitats than previously thought and was found at some new locales, according to new research that came out in January 2020. A team led by Dr. Carlos Almazán of the Autonomous University of Guerrero found that this hummingbird, which is found only in the … Read More>>

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