Archive for American Bird Conservancy

Bird Groups Raise Alarms over Wind Industry Installation of Six Giant Wind Turbines in Critical Great Lakes Bird Migration Corridor

American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) charge that millions of migrating and federally protected birds, including an active Bald Eagle nest, will be threatened by an Ohio wind development currently under construction. The concern was raised in a letter sent this week to federal officials. Continue reading

Landmark Arizona Birding Property Saved by Purchase

Paton’s Birder Haven, southeast Arizona’s mecca for thousands of birders worldwide, is now assured of long-term protection following a successful and spirited international fundraising campaign. American Bird Conservancy (ABC), in partnership with Tucson Audubon Society and Victor Emanuel Nature Tours worked together to raise the funds to acquire the historic property. Continue reading

Camp Perry Wind Turbine Project Halted Following Threat to Sue and Petition Campaign

One of several wind turbine projects planned for the shores of Lake Erie, in one of the greatest bird migration corridors in the Western Hemisphere, has been halted following submission of a letter of intent to sue from American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO). The two groups had vigorously opposed the project due to its exceptionally high risk to federally protected wildlife. Continue reading

Scientists and Conservation Groups Oppose Oregon Logging Plan

The proposed O & C Land Grant Act, S. 1784, would increase the risk of extinction for the Marbled Murrelet and Northern Spotted Owl, two species protected by the Endangered Species Act and President Bill Clinton’s Northwest Forest Plan, according to scientists as well as local, regional, and national conservation groups including American Bird Conservancy (ABC). Continue reading

Leading Bird Group Identifies Concerns with Chesapeake Bay Wind Project

American Bird Conservancy (ABC), a leading U.S. bird conservation group, has identified numerous concerns in a letter to federal officials in connection with the proposed wind power development on the Chesapeake Bay—an important breeding and foraging habitat for birds such as Bald Eagles and waterfowl—that may feature around two dozen 600-foot tall wind turbines with blade sweeps longer than a football field. Continue reading

Up to One Billion Birds May Be Killed Annually in Building Collisions, New Study Says

In the most comprehensive study of its kind, involving the review and analysis of almost two dozen studies and over 92,000 records, federal scientists have found that between 365 and 988 million birds are likely killed in the United States each year as a result of collisions with buildings. Continue reading

Groups Oppose First-ever Plan to Allow Killing of Eagles at Wind Facility

Two leading conservation groups, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and Biodiversity Conservation Alliance (BCA), have voiced opposition to a federal plan that would allow a proposed mega wind facility in Wyoming to kill from 46 to 64 Golden Eagles annually. Continue reading

Key Population of Andean Condors Protected by Land Purchase in Ecuador

About half of Ecuador’s rare Andean Condors, among the world’s largest flying birds, will be better protected through a just-completed, 7,000-acre conservation land purchase in Ecuador totaling $1.6 million and adding to the 1.8 million acres of protected habitat in the Antisana region—an area larger than the state of Delaware. Continue reading

Protected Habitat Doubles for Magnificent and Endangered Blue-throated Macaw

Bolivia’s Barba Azul Nature Reserve, home to the world’s largest population of the majestic Blue-throated Macaw, has been doubled in size through efforts led by Asociación Armonía, Bolivian partner of American Bird Conservancy (ABC).  Continue reading

Bird Conservation Groups Announce Intention to Sue Over Ohio Wind Turbine in Key Bird Migration Corridor

The Ohio National Guard facility at Camp Perry, near Port Clinton in northern Ohio, is the focus of possible legal action by American Bird Conservancy (ABC), a leading national bird conservation organization, and Ohio’s Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO), which today announced the intention to sue the Ohio National Guard in connection with violations of the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) and other federal laws concerning the planned installation of a wind turbine on the shores of Lake Erie.  Continue reading