Archive for American Bird Conservancy

Hunting Seasons Starting Soon: Hunters Urged to Stock up on Non-Lead Bullets/Shot

American Bird Conservancy (ABC), a leading bird conservation organization, today urged hunters who are beginning to plan for the many different fall and winter hunting seasons—some of which start in September—to protect the environment and non-target wildlife by voluntarily switching to non-lead ammunition. Continue reading

Review of 30-Year Eagle Take Rule Prompts Call for New Approach to Managing Wind Industry

As the final of five public scoping meetings held by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in connection with its recent 30-year eagle take rule takes place today, a leading bird conservation organization is calling for major changes in how the industry sites and operates its facilities. Continue reading

Hurricanes Present Another Threat to Birds Before and During Fall Migration

Hurricanes Iselle, Julio, and Arthur are the first of what likely will be more powerful late summer and early fall severe storms that billions of birds may face as they wind up their breeding seasons and prepare for perilous migrations that can involve travelling thousands of miles to wintering grounds south of the U.S. Continue reading

Leading National Bird Organization Calls for NFL Commitment to Reduce Bird Mortality at New Vikings Stadium

American Bird Conservancy (ABC), one of the nation’s leading bird conservation organizations, has asked National Football League (NFL) officials in Washington, D.C., to modify plans for the soon-to-be-built Minnesota Vikings Stadium in Minneapolis, which features expanses of glass expected to kill thousands of birds over time. Continue reading

Declining Warbler, 300+ Other Birds to Benefit from Ecuador Land Protection

The Cerulean Warbler—one of the Americas’ fastest-declining migratory birds—now has more protected wintering habitat in Ecuador, thanks to a cooperative effort by Fundación Jocotoco, American Bird Conservancy, March Conservation Fund, and World Land Trust that safeguards rain forest at elevations preferred by the species. Continue reading

Online Toolkit Facilitates Improved Sustainability for Nature Reserves

An online toolkit designed to improve sustainability for bird and other nature reserves is now available at no cost, following a development process led by American Bird Conservancy (ABC). Continue reading

Summer Months Critical for Birds: Ten Things You Can Do to Help as Temperatures Climb

As the busy July 4th weekend approaches, billions of birds in North America are carrying out a host of activities related to raising their young and preparing for migration—and there are many simple things the nation’s 45 million birdwatchers can do to help our birds in those life-sustaining tasks. Continue reading

American Bird Conservancy Sues Feds Over 30-Year Eagle Kill Rule

On June 19th, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) filed suit in federal court against the Department of the Interior (DOI), charging DOI with multiple violations of federal law in connection with its December 9, 2013, final regulation that allows wind energy companies and others to obtain 30-year permits to kill eagles without prosecution by the federal government. Continue reading

New York Testing Facility Seeks Major Reduction in One Billion Fatal Bird Collisions in U.S.

While ticket scalpers have not made appearances yet, they may not be far behind as reservation demands are spiking for a unique, new testing facility that is nearing completion in New York City. Continue reading

New Guatemalan Reserve to Protect Threatened Birds, Endangered Frogs, and a Blue Viper

Conservationists are celebrating the Guatemalan Government’s formal establishment of a new 47,000-acre (19,013 hectare) protected area in Guatemala that will safeguard some of the country’s most endangered wildlife. Continue reading