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

Perspectives

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 >>

Sep 11

Perspectives

Building Bridges for Birds in Colombia's Sky Island

Editor’s note: As fall approaches and many of our birds are now heading back to their wintering grounds, we here at ABC look back as staff member Dan Lebbin recounts work in South America when the same birds were migrating north during spring migration. I left Dulles International airport in… Read more >>

Aug 08

From the Field

More Millerbirds, More Problems … if You're a Field Biologist

22 July–4 August | By Megan Dalton I was lucky enough to be one of the Millerbird monitors for both this and last year’s tour, and one of the great things about coming back to Laysan is seeing first-hand how the Millerbird population has grown. Over six months of intensive monitoring… Read more >>