Nov 23

From the Field

Stunning Hummingbirds of ABC's Reserve Network

More than half of the world's 365 hummingbird species can be found on one or more of the 70+ reserves ABC supports throughout the Americas. Here are a few of those birds—with names as brilliant and varied as their plumage—and the reserves where they can be found.… Read more >>

Jul 18

News

Rapid 'Ohi'a Death Threatens Habitat for Hawai'i's Forest Birds

The 'ohi'a tree, a foundation of Hawaiian forests and a powerful cultural symbol, is succumbing in large numbers to an aggressive plant disease, jeopardizing key habitat for endangered forest birds.… Read more >>

Feb 27

Perspectives

For Rare Hawaiian Birds, Cats Are Unwelcome Neighbors

To save Hawai‘i’s endangered seabirds and forest birds from extinction, we must acknowledge the challenges outdoor cats pose — and work collaboratively to reduce this threat.… Read more >>

Nov 04

From the Field

How to See Lear's Macaw

If you ever find yourself in northeastern Brazil, go see Lear's Macaw, one of the wonders of the bird world. The sight of Lear’s Macaws emerging by the hundreds from the crannies of a windswept cliff face is one not soon forgotten. Thirty years ago this species seemed to be… Read more >>

Oct 07

From the Field

Finding 'Sweet Spots' for Bird Conservation

Science helps timber companies identify ways in which bird conservation and commercial forest management goals align.… Read more >>

Nov 12

News

Ecuador BirdBlitz Results: One Country, 11 Reserves, 620 Species, 6,865 Birds!

By Ivan Samuels and Benjamin Skolnik During October 15-22, the Jocotoco Foundation of Ecuador embarked on its first ever BirdBlitz. Inspired by the popular BioBlitz events that have taken place in U.S. national parks, the BirdBlitz was developed as an exciting way to count birds throughout the Jocotoco reserve system… Read more >>

Oct 28

From the Field

Adventures in Bird Conservation: Sleeping with Penguins in Patagonia

By Michael Hutchins As we here at ABC look back on our 20 years of working to bring back the birds, I’ve been reflecting on my own experiences in bird research and conservation. One of my favorite experiences took place in 1988, when I helped with research at Punta Tombo… Read more >>

Oct 15

News

BirdBlitz! Counting Birds to Save Birds in Ecuador

By Benjamin Skolnik To celebrate the astonishing bird diversity harbored at Jocotoco Foundation’s reserves, I'm participating in the first “BioBlitz” to be held in Latin America: a “BirdBlitz” to document bird diversity. Over the course of two 24-hour periods between Oct. 15 and Oct. 22, we will be documenting all the… Read more >>

Oct 01

From the Field

Return to Abra Patricia: A Culture of Peruvian Conservation is Spreading

By Daniel Lebbin My first visit to Abra Patricia in northern Peru was ten years ago in November of 2004, as a grad student traveling with two buddies. We explored the area in a rented Isuzu Rodeo, which we drove from the Pacific coast across the Andes on one of… Read more >>

Sep 11

Perspectives

Building Bridges for Birds in Colombia's Sky Island

Editor’s note: As fall approaches and many of our birds are now heading back to their wintering grounds, we here at ABC look back as staff member Dan Lebbin recounts work in South America when the same birds were migrating north during spring migration. I left Dulles International airport in… Read more >>