Aug 18

From the Field

For Many Migratory Songbirds, Boreal Forests Are The Last Stop

Inspired by Edwin Way Teale's 1947 journey chronicling the northward migration of songbirds, Bruce Beehler set off on a 100-day road trip to do the same. Catch up on his visit to the boreal forest, where 300+ bird species breed.… Read more >>

Aug 11

From the Field

In Texas, Technology Guides Redhead Conservation

Satellite technology helps wildlife managers make smart decisions to protect Redheads along the Texas coast.… Read more >>

Jun 12

From the Field

Warblers and Woodcock in Minnesota's Wild North

From northern Wisconsin, I traveled west to Minnesota and the north shore of Lake Superior. Based out of Gooseberry Falls State Park, about an hour northeast of Duluth, my wife Carol and I toured the boreal forests of this marvelous area… Read more >>

Jun 08

From the Field

In Wisconsin, Reminders of the Past

By Bruce Beehler June 3, 2015 Blog #19 of my North with the Spring journey: In the southwestern corner of Wisconsin, where the Wisconsin River meets the Mississippi, there are a series of high bluffs that hem in these two great rivers. The bluff south of the Wisconsin is called Wyalusing, and… 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 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 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 >>

May 28

News

Northern Climes to Nicaragua: Long-distance Migrants on Shade Coffee Farms

By Scott Weidensaul The challenges facing bird conservation can seem insurmountable. And it's true that some of the threats—climate change, habitat loss—are overwhelming in their scope. But as American Bird Conservancy has been pointing out for years, sometimes even the smallest changes can have enormous effects, from keeping your cat… Read more >>

Apr 14

Perspectives

Does Bird Friendly Coffee Matter? A Farmer's Perspective

By Jefferson Shriver "Bird Friendly®" coffee’s very name makes it obvious that there are clear benefits for the birds and bird habitat. At Gaia Estate—a medium-sized family farm in Nicaragua that my wife and I own—we grow Bird Friendly coffee, and the birds are plentiful. In addition to year-round residents… Read more >>