Category Archives: Conservation

Inside Bird Conservation – November 2017

Tools to Protect Birds: Cats Indoors Brochures and Petition Drive Keeping cats indoors is better for cats and saves the lives of birds and other wildlife that might otherwise fall victim to needless predation. You can help spread this life-saving message by distributing Cats … Continue reading

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Songbird Saver: Test New App to Help Prevent Birds from Colliding into Towers

An estimated seven million birds die each year in North America by colliding with broadcast and cell towers.These birds – primarily night-flying songbirds on migration, such as Yellow-billed Cuckoos – are either attracted to or disoriented by the lighting systems, … Continue reading

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Inside Bird Conservation – October 2017

American Bird Conservancy Asks California to Ban Neonic Use on Public Lands On behalf of American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the nonprofit environmental law organization Earthjustice has petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission to adopt a statewide prohibition on the use … Continue reading

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ESCONDIDO CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

ESCONDIDO CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT SATURDAY DECEMBER 30, 2017 Each year between December 14th and January 5th, thousands of birders and nature enthusiasts participate in one or more of the 2000+ Christmas Bird Counts held annually in the United States, Canada, … Continue reading

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Inside Bird Conservation – September 2017

ENDANGERED SPECIES AND PUBLIC LANDS  Feral Cats Caught on Camera Killing Endangered Hawaiian Gallinules  Hawaiian Common Gallinule are the latest victims of feral cat predation of an endangered species on the Hawaiian island of Kaua‘i. The attacks were captured on remote … Continue reading

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Inside Bird Conservation – August 3, 2017

State of the Birds Report Finds Farm Bill Benefits Landowners and Birds  Thirty-seven million. That’s the increase in the number of waterfowl in the Prairie Pothole Region over the past quarter-century, thanks to the Farm Bill. The State of the Birds … Continue reading

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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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