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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Nov 14

News, Perspectives

Calling All Birders: It's Time to Organize

An Open Letter to ABC Members and Everyone who Loves Birds: ABC is nonpartisan, but we are very concerned about the impact that recent political changes could have on bird conservation moving forward. Although the environment was not a major campaign issue in this election, if you love birds—regardless of… Read more >>

Sep 30

Perspectives

Dining on Insecticides in Congress

It's hard to know what you are biting into—even if you happen to be a United States Senator.… Read more >>

Jun 12

From the Field

Warblers and Woodcock in Minnesota's Wild North

From northern Wisconsin, I traveled west to Minnesota and the north shore of Lake Superior. Based out of Gooseberry Falls State Park, about an hour northeast of Duluth, my wife Carol and I toured the boreal forests of this marvelous area… Read more >>

Jun 08

From the Field

In Wisconsin, Reminders of the Past

By Bruce Beehler June 3, 2015 Blog #19 of my North with the Spring journey: In the southwestern corner of Wisconsin, where the Wisconsin River meets the Mississippi, there are a series of high bluffs that hem in these two great rivers. The bluff south of the Wisconsin is called Wyalusing, and… Read more >>

Dec 10

Perspectives

Arizona's Paton Center: More than a Place to Build Your List

By George Fenwick A dedication ceremony at the Paton Center for Hummingbirds was held this past weekend by Tucson Audubon Society (TAS). It was the culmination of a year's quick work by ABC to purchase "Paton's"—a premier birding and hummingbird spot in Patagonia, Arizona—with help from Victor Emanuel and TAS, and to… Read more >>

Jun 04

News

Behind the Scenes: First-ever Black-capped Petrel Satellite Tracking

By Rob Ronconi Locally known as diablotín, which translates loosely to “little devil,” the Black-capped Petrel (Pterodroma hasitata) is one of the world’s most imperiled and least known seabirds. This species was thought to be extinct for most of the 20th century, then was rediscovered in 1963 nesting high up… Read more >>

May 28

News

Northern Climes to Nicaragua: Long-distance Migrants on Shade Coffee Farms

By Scott Weidensaul The challenges facing bird conservation can seem insurmountable. And it's true that some of the threats—climate change, habitat loss—are overwhelming in their scope. But as American Bird Conservancy has been pointing out for years, sometimes even the smallest changes can have enormous effects, from keeping your cat… Read more >>