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 >>

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 >>