Communication Tower Owners Change Lighting to Protect Birds

November 1, 2016

Contact: Christine Sheppard, ABC's Bird Collisions Campaign Manager, 646-661-1862 (Washington, D.C., Nov. 1, 2016) New guidelines for communication tower lights spell out how tower operators can save birds and energy without sacrificing safety. Put in place by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the guidelines strongly encourage tower operators to turn off or … Read More>>

American Bird Conservancy Statement on the Malheur Occupation Case

October 30, 2016

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., Oct. 29, 2016) American Bird Conservancy respects the judicial process but is deeply troubled by the outcome of the Malheur case. Allowing armed occupiers to take over public lands sets a dangerous precedent. It puts our ecologically valuable wildlife at risk and disrespects the men and women charged with … Read More>>


Conservation Groups File Notice of Intent to Sue Over Camp Perry Wind Turbine

October 25, 2016

Contact: Michael Hutchins, Director of ABC's Bird-Smart Wind Energy Program, 202-888-7485 (Washington, D.C., Oct. 25, 2016) American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) have filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the Ohio Air National Guard (ANG) for violations of the Endangered Species Act and other federal laws in the course … Read More>>

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This Fall, Help Migratory Birds Avoid Window Collisions

September 28, 2016

Contact: Jennifer Howard, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 2016) Migratory birds are on the move, winging their way from nesting and breeding grounds in North America to winter habitat in Central and South America and the Caribbean. It's a spectacular journey—but it's one that many of them will never finish. Habitat loss, outdoor cats, and … Read More>>

Building a New Colony for Threatened Seabirds on Kauai

September 20, 2016

Contact: Jennifer Waipa, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, (808) 635-0925, or Jennifer Howard, American Bird Conservancy, (202) 888-7472 (Kauai, Hawaii, Sept. 20, 2016) A project years in the making took place on Kauai's north shore on Monday when eight threatened Newell's Shearwater (‘A‘o) chicks were flown by helicopter from their montane nesting areas to a new colony protected … Read More>>

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