Archive for American Bird Conservancy

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

American Bird Conservancy to Take Legal Action Over FWS 30-Year Eagle Kill Rule

A leading bird conservation organization—American Bird Conservancy (ABC)—has announced its intention to sue 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. The previous rule provided for a maximum duration of five years for each permit. Continue reading

Conservation Groups Call on Federal Agencies to Halt Plan to Kill 4,000 Ravens

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s (IDFG) plan to increase numbers of Greater Sage-Grouse by poisoning up to 4,000 Common Ravens—a species that has been shown to only minimally impact grouse populations—has drawn objections from conservation groups, which have signed letters to Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Dan Ashe and Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) Tom Vilsack, calling for the two organizations to halt the effort. FWS approved the poisoning plan developed by USDA at the request of IDFG. Continue reading

Key U.S. Bird Migration Corridor Continues to be Target

Another new proposal to develop wind energy in a key U.S. bird migration corridor on Lake Erie has brought calls for the “Icebreaker” wind development project to be evaluated through a comprehensive review process that would better ensure reduced impacts to millions of birds that are known to frequent the area. Continue reading

One of the North Atlantic’s Most Endangered Seabirds Now Being Tracked by Satellite

A new study has begun that for the first time will track via satellite one of the North Atlantic’s most threatened seabirds—the Black-capped Petrel—to help better understand the movements and threats faced at sea by this globally endangered species. Continue reading