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 >>

Apr 19

Perspectives

Island Birds, Unique and Vulnerable, Need Our Help

History tells us that islands are the epicenters of extinction. Yet we also have the tools and the knowledge to save island birds and make them beacons of conservation success.… Read more >>

Dec 12

From the Field

Hawai‘i's Lanai Cat Sanctuary Also Helps to Protect Endangered Birds

Cats live like royalty, and native birds are safe from predation. Could this be a solution to the ancient conflict between cats and birds?… Read more >>

Nov 17

From the Field

From the Underbelly: Spotting Millerbirds on Laysan

The Millerbird's secretive nature and the dense, bushy habitat they inhabit makes it a challenge to spot the tiny birds.… 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 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 >>

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 >>

Aug 28

From the Field

Should We Stay or Should We Go Now: Evacuation from Laysan

August 5-18, 2014 | By Barbara Heindl This past week we hit the halfway point of our 90-day tour on Laysan to monitor Millerbirds, and it showed. All of the Laysan castaways were in the groove. We were monitoring over 10 active nests and had seen a remarkable 90 birds out… Read more >>
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