Apr 19

Perspectives

Island Birds, Unique and Vulnerable, Need Our Help

History tells us that islands are the epicenters of extinction. Yet we also have the tools and the knowledge to save island birds and make them beacons of conservation success.… Read more >>

Apr 05

News

Ten Spring Migration Tips to Help Birds on Their Way

All of us can take steps to make migration a little safer. Find the solutions that work for you.… Read more >>

Mar 28

Perspectives

Six Stunning Hummingbirds in 90 Seconds

From Costa's to Swallow-tailed Hummingbird, these six diminutive species are among the jewels of ABC's Bird Reserve Network. Marvelous Spatuletail is one of the rarest, numbering fewer than 1,000 individuals. Please enjoy, then consider supporting our work to conserve bird habitat! Sign up for ABC's Bird of the Week: Test your knowledge… Read more >>

Mar 21

News

Araripe Manakin Habitat Purchase Pays Off in Nests

ABC and our Brazilian partner Aquasis have secured more than 170 acres of habitat for the critically endangered Araripe Manakin, doubling the size of the existing Araripe Oasis Reserve (which ABC had also helped create in 2014) and connecting it to the much larger Araripe National Forest. This additional Araripe Manakin… Read more >>

Mar 13

News

New Research Suggests Need for Cautious Management of Seabirds

In new research, some scientists say it's time to reassess the conservation status of the Black-footed Albatross.… Read more >>

Dec 12

From the Field

Hawai‘i's Lanai Cat Sanctuary Also Helps to Protect Endangered Birds

Cats live like royalty, and native birds are safe from predation. Could this be a solution to the ancient conflict between cats and birds?… Read more >>

Nov 13

From the Field

For Birds, the Sky Isn't Just Empty Airspace. It's Habitat.

New research is shaping what we know about airspace as vital habitat for birds. … Read more >>

Oct 25

From the Field

Can Urban Conservation Save the São Paulo Marsh Antwren?

The race is on to protect the remaining habitat for the São Paulo Marsh Antwren, a critically endangered species that lives in the shadow of South America’s largest metropolis.… Read more >>

Oct 17

News

Chlorpyrifos: Why It's Time to Ban This Dangerous Chemical

Editor’s note: For 50 years the insecticide chlorpyrifos has been posing a threat to human health and wildlife, including birds. A bill recently introduced in Congress called the “Protect Children, Farmers & Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act” would ban this dangerous chemical. We asked Cynthia Palmer, ABC’s Director of… Read more >>

Sep 14

News

After Harvey, Plovers Persist at Texas Beaches

Editor’s note: The Port Aransas Nature Preserve in Texas is one of the sites where ABC monitors Piper Plovers and other beach-nesting birds. Nearby Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is a major wintering spot for endangered Whooping Cranes. Hurricane Harvey struck the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at a category-4 level. We asked… Read more >>