Category Archives: Conservation

Inside Bird Conservation – July 2017

Alerts: Bird Conservation Legislation Heating Up in 115th Congress Bills to protect birds from collisions with federal buildings and poisoning by neonicotinoid pesticides have been introduced in the House of Representatives, and several others to conserve migratory birds and Albatrosses and … Continue reading

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Inside Bird Conservation – May 2017

Report Finds Booming Outdoor Recreation Economy The Outdoor Industry Association has released an Outdoor Recreation Economy Report finding that the outdoor recreation economy produces $887 billion in consumer spending annually, sustains 7.6 million jobs, and generates $65.3 billion in federal … Continue reading

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Inside Bird Conservation – April 2017

Chlorpyrifos on Track to Poison Birds and People for the Next 5 Years Chlorpyrifos, one of the most-used pesticides in the United States, has been killing birds and poisoning the environment for the past half-century. Because of those risks to wildlife … Continue reading

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2018 Proposed Federal Budget: Impact on Birds

President Trump’s proposed 2018 federal budget would gut major programs and protections for birds and America’s public lands, putting decades of conservation achievements at risk. With so much on the line, it’s imperative that we send Congress a loud, unmistakable … Continue reading

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Hundreds of Organizations Stand Together for Birds

Inside Bird Conservation – March 2017 Hundreds of Organizations Stand Together for Birds   Our nation’s environmental laws and regulations protecting wildlife and public lands face uncertain times. In response, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) has been organizing support for key bird … Continue reading

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Make Bird Conservation a Priority in Congress!

\ Right now, Congress is working on a budget and bills to fund the government for this year. There is a risk Congress may slash even the most effective bird conservation programs. The timing couldn’t be worse. Migratory birds are in trouble: Habitat loss … Continue reading

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FeederWatch eNews: Reminders and announcements

Dark-eyed Junco and American Tree Sparrow at a bark butter feeder, last week’s BirdSpotter Judges Choice Award winner by Shirley Donald, a FeederWatcher in Orillia, Ontario. Project FeederWatch eNews January 25, 2017 BirdSpotter Takes Flight The anniversary edition of our … Continue reading

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Together for Birds Petition & Conservation Updates

Inside Bird Conservation – January 2017 Petition: Standing Together for Birds Are birds and wildlife important to you? If so, please sign our Together for Birds petition now. Tell the incoming Administration and Congress that you won’t stand by to … Continue reading

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Your Plan for a Better, Birdier 2017

Your Plan for a Better, Birdier New Year This year, why not make some New Year’s resolutions that will actually be fun to keep? Here are a couple suggestions for making 2017 a great year for you and for birds! Become a … Continue reading

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Inside Bird Conservation – December 2016

Calling All Birders: It’s Time To Organize An open letter from George Fenwick to ABC members and everyone who loves birds. Alert: Congress Considering Environmental Rollback Before Adjourning Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering gutting Endangered Species Act Protection for … Continue reading

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Volunteer Opportunity to Help Cactus Wrens at Lake Hodges

Volunteer Opportunity at Lake Hodges This fall and winter, the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research (ICR) will be planting 1,000 prickly pear cactus south of Lake Hodges at Bernardo Bay in partnership with the City of San Diego Public … Continue reading

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Eliminating Threats to Birds – Inside Bird Conservation – November 2016

Inside Bird Conservation – November 2016 Special Edition on Eliminating Threats to Birds  Communications Towers  Following years of effort by ABC and partners, bird conservationists now have an opportunity to greatly reduce one frequent source of bird mortality. Steady-burning red … Continue reading

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How to make a real difference against climate change

Did you know one tree can remove 26 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually, the equivalent of 11,000 miles of car emissions? That’s the same distance of the Arctic Terns’ marathon migration from the Arctic to Antarctica! Whether … Continue reading

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Help the Coastal Cactus Wren

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Grouse Threats Remain – Experts Call for National Conservation Network

Inside Bird Conservation – October 2016 Sage Grouse Conservation Initiative Making Progress but Threats Remain On the one-year anniversary of new federal Greater Sage-Grouse conservation plans, federal agencies released a report detailing accomplishments to date, and the Sage Grouse Initiative … Continue reading

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Want to bring more birds to your home?

By growing native plants, you provide the food and shelter birds need. To make your space bird-friendly and beautiful, check out Audubon’s native plant resources to find the best plants for your area. Search by the birds you most want … Continue reading

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Alert: Migratory Bird Funding and ESA Exemptions at Stake

As Congress Resumes, Migratory Bird Funding and ESA Exemptions at Stake Right now, the U.S. Congress is working to put together a bill to fund the government for Fiscal Year 2017. Congress has an opportunity to boost much-needed funding levels … Continue reading

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The top 5 threats facing birds and what Audubon going to do about them

You love birds. And so do we. How such beautiful creatures can be so resilient, facing the everyday challenges of the natural world and the feats of long migrations, is truly remarkable. But over the next five years birds will … Continue reading

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