Information and commentary from the American Bird Conservancy about birds of conservation concern and how to safeguard them. Look for the column "Eye on Conservation" in every issue of bimonthly BirdWatching
How a new refuge in Ecuador will protect breeding habitat for the Esmeraldas Woodstar, one of the world’s smallest and rarest hummingbirds.
Published: April 22, 2013
How tests being conducted in a unique tunnel at the Powdermill Avian Research Center promise to reduce a major source of bird mortality: collisions with glass.
Published: December 14, 2012
How critically endangered Millerbirds were returned to the Pacific island of Laysan for the first time since introduced rabbits and other grazing mammals imperiled the birds about a century ago.
Published: October 16, 2012
How a new Interior Department reforestation initiative promises to return former surface mines in the Appalachians to habitat suitable for Cerulean Warbler, Acadian Flycatcher, and other neotropical migratory songbirds.
Published: June 22, 2012
Why metal and PVC tubes commonly used to mark mining claims in Nevada and other western states present a clear hazard to millions of birds.
Published: April 20, 2012
Why the Department of the Interior should develop regulations for the wind-power industry that enforce key provisions of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Published: February 24, 2012
How conservation easements will protect habitat between ProAves reserves in the Andes for the fast-declining Cerulean Warbler and 20 additional species that depend on South American mountain forests, including Golden-winged and other warblers.
Published: April 22, 2011