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 >>

Aug 30

From the Field

A New Jersey College Takes Action to Stop Bird Collisions

By applying a film called CollidEscape to the windows of a campus building, Atlantic Cape Community College is looking to reduce the number of bird collisions caused by its reflective glass.… Read more >>

May 11

From the Field

Cake and Conservation

Laughter floats through Rubén and Gabriela Borunda’s house on a hot, dry day in the Valles Centrales region of Mexico. Sitting at the kitchen table, Gabriela urges me and Iris Banda and Jorge Contreras Villarreal, both staff at Pronatura Noreste, to eat cake with our coffee. We have just driven… Read more >>

Feb 15

Perspectives

Birds Need the EPA to Oversee Pesticides (and So Do We All)

Ready for a return to the Dirty Sixties? Some in Congress seem to be! The 1960s was the decade of the Vietnam war, civil rights protests, and humankind's first steps on the moon. But it was also a decade of pollution. Among other environmental woes, DDT—the first modern synthetic pesticide—had created a… Read more >>

Jan 28

Perspectives

Bird Conservation in Today's Political Climate: How You Can Help

Bird conservation is under threat from policy and agency changes. Learn more and let your elected officials know that you stand up for birds. … Read more >>

Jan 18

Perspectives

The Nature of Threats to Birds

In order to find and implement solutions to aid to survival of birds, first we must identity and address the threats they face.… Read more >>

Jan 10

Perspectives

Endangered Species Act Facing Its Own Extinction?

Like the birds it protects, the Endangered Species Act faces threats to its existence, notably from some members of Congress who would like eliminate it.… Read more >>

Jan 04

News

Five Big Conservation Wins for Birds in 2016

Throughout 2016, ABC and our partners advanced conservation for many birds across the Americas, from well-loved migratory birds like the Long-billed Curlew to little-known, rare species such as Stresemann's Bristlefront. Here are a few of our conservation wins from the past year. Endangered Seabirds Relocated to New Home in Hawai'i In… Read more >>

Dec 30

Perspectives

To Save Migratory Birds, ABC Goes Where the Birds Go

ABC’s Migratory Bird Program identifies the challenges birds face—wherever they travel—and implements solutions where they will make the most impact.… Read more >>

Nov 18

Perspectives

'Cat Wars' Issues a Call to Action for the Birds of North America

Peter P. Marra, coauthor of the new book, says free-roaming cats are an urgent problem for bird conservation and public health.… Read more >>