Approval of First Large-Scale U.S. Offshore Wind Facility Spurs New Industry — and Impacts to Birds

May 18, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, ABC Director of Public Relations | | @JERutter On May 11, 2021, the Vineyard Wind 1 project was approved by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to become the country's first large-scale offshore wind energy facility. This project will consist of up to eighty-four 800-foot-tall turbines, located off the … Read More>>

New York Fast-Track Renewable Energy Regulation Paves Way for High-Risk Wind Project

April 27, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, ABC Director of Public Relations | | @JERutter Expert Contact: Joel Merriman, ABC Bird-Smart Wind Energy Campaign Director, 202-888-7471 | (Washington, D.C., April 27, 2021) A proposed wind energy facility in Orleans County, New York, is among the first projects proposed under the state's new renewable energy development law. … Read More>>

Expedition to Colombia's Alto Sinú Finds Dozens of Bird Species New to Córdoba Department

March 31, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations | | @JERutter Expert Contact: Eliana Fierro-Calderon, International Conservation Project Officer | Versión en español abajo. (Washington, D.C., March 31, 2021) A recent expedition to Alto Sinú in the Department of Córdoba, Colombia, led by Sociedad Ornitológica de Córdoba, Asociación Calidris (BirdLife in Colombia), and … Read More>>

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>>

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