Nov 04

From the Field

How to See Lear's Macaw

If you ever find yourself in northeastern Brazil, go see Lear's Macaw, one of the wonders of the bird world. The sight of Lear’s Macaws emerging by the hundreds from the crannies of a windswept cliff face is one not soon forgotten. Thirty years ago this species seemed to be… Read more >>

Oct 31

News

High in the Andes, a New Reserve for Rare Birds

An indigenous community in southwestern Peru has created its second Private Conservation Area to protect critical forest fragments home to some of the rarest birds on earth.… Read more >>

Apr 10

From the Field

Mysterious Millerbird: Undercover Footage of Laysan's Little Songbirds

by Megan Dalton Since intensive monitoring of the translocated Millerbird population on Laysan came to an end last fall, I’ve been wrapping up some office work which has included reviewing photos and videos from my two field seasons on-island. Video clips of endangered Millerbirds and Laysan Finches obtained from a… Read more >>

Dec 29

Perspectives

'Tis the Season to #GiveBackToBirds: 20+ Plus Ways to Help

Here at ABC, we are always thinking about ways to give back to birds (like this hummingbird, featured in our logo). And because December is the season of giving, we kicked off a month of suggesting ways--big and small--that enable everyone to participate in bird conservation. Scroll through to see… 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 >>

Nov 06

From the Field

There and Back Again: To Laysan with Love

October 30, 2014 | By Megan Dalton It’s a little surreal. September on Laysan just flew by, then we all left the island, and now I’m sitting at my desk at home in Salt Lake City, tapping away at the computer, not needing to swat at the previously omnipresent flies… 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 >>

Sep 23

From the Field

After the Hurricanes: Life Abounds on Laysan

September 7, 2014 | By Barbara Heindl Welcome Home Megan and I are back on Laysan after our emergency evacuation. The only noticeable change was an unusually high debris line, indicating large swells from Hurricanes Julio, Iselle, and Genevieve, who were in the area while we were gone. Otherwise, Laysan… 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 >>