Jun 06

From the Field

From California to Florida, A Push to Make Windows Safer for Birds

Most of us know the signs: a dull thump, a powdery smudge, or a few tiny breast feathers stuck on the glass. A bird has struck our window. Here are five facilities across the country where simple modifications are making windows safer for songbirds.… Read more >>

May 04

News

Help Birds Now: Spring Into Action for Birds and Their Habitats

Spring migration is upon us. More than ever, we need you to help birds now. Please join us in asking Congress and the Administration to support funding and positive measures for birds and to reject attacks on our bedrock environmental laws. Three issues now under consideration will have a significant… 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 >>

Oct 22

Perspectives

Across the West, Landowners Create a Legacy of Open Land

Ranchers are creating conservation easements to help the Greater Sage-Grouse, a charismatic bird that depends on sagebrush to survive.… Read more >>

Oct 14

From the Field

On an Oregon Farm, Finding Hope in a Sparrow's Song

Private landowners' actions provide hope that the Oregon Vesper Sparrow will once again be a prominent songster on the grasslands and savannahs of the Pacific Northwest.… 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 >>

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 >>
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