Aug 06

From the Field

Looking for a Needle in the Brazilian Jungle

The first of three searches for the Stresemann’s Bristlefront, one of the world’s most endangered birds, has concluded in Brazil. Alexander Zaidan of Fundação Biodiversitas and his team scoured an area of forest outside of the “Mata do Passarinho” Reserve (“Songbird Forest”) over the past few days — and so far have found… Read more >>

Jul 30

From the Field

Search for Feathered Treasure Is On In Brazil's Songbird Forest

An extensive search for one of the world’s most endangered birds is underway, with Fundação Biodiversitas’ Alexander Zaidan (below right) — a leading researcher on the species — leading the mission to find and save it. Stresemann’s Bristlefront (Merulaxis stresemanni) occurs only in the Songbird Forest, or “Mata do Passarinho”… Read more >>

Mar 30

From the Field

Expedition Discovers New Breeding Area for Critically Endangered Blue-throated Macaw

For years, it was a question without an answer. Where do the majority of Bolivia’s Critically Endangered Blue-throated Macaws breed? This macaw is among the world’s rarest parrot species. Only 250-300 individuals are believed to remain in the wild, the result of habitat loss, illegal collection for the pet and feather… 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 04

News

Five Big Conservation Wins for Birds in 2016

Throughout 2016, ABC and our partners advanced conservation for many birds across the Americas, from well-loved migratory birds like the Long-billed Curlew to little-known, rare species such as Stresemann's Bristlefront. Here are a few of our conservation wins from the past year. Endangered Seabirds Relocated to New Home in Hawai'i In… Read more >>

Nov 26

From the Field

Video: How ABC Protects Rare Birds

Learn how ABC works to protect the Western Hemisphere's rarest birds, such as the Bay-breasted Cuckoo and Stresemann's Bristlefront.… 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 >>