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A Place to Call Home

By Justin Fritscher and Amy Robertson, Natural Resources Conservation Service One of the continent’s rarest birds, the whooping crane, has found refuge not in some untouched reserve but right in the middle of farms. Rice and crawfish farmers in southwestern Louisiana are providing much-needed shallow water wetlands for the bird by simply putting water on [...]

By By Justin Fritscher and Amy Robertson, Natural Resources Conservation Service· May 16th, 2017·Categories: All Bird Bulletin·

New Nature Preserve Conserves Premier Raptor Migration Corridor while Providing Greater Recreational Access

By Joshua Parrish, Director of Working Woodlands for The Nature Conservancy in Pennsylvania I have participated in several land deals during my eleven-year career protecting wildlife habitat for The Nature Conservancy’s Pennsylvania Chapter. However, our most recent project—the acquisition of 353 acres on Cove Mountain, located within minutes of the state capitol in Harrisburg—carries sentimental value [...]

By · April 27th, 2017·Categories: All Bird Bulletin·

Migratory Bird Centennial Celebration as Springboard for Next Hundred Years of Bird Conservation

In 2016, we celebrated a big year for bird conservation with the Centennial of the first Migratory Bird Treaty. The first Migratory Bird Treaty – signed by the United States and Canada at a time when no regulations existed to protect our shared migratory bird species – laid the foundation for many important conservation efforts. [...]

By Jerome Ford, Assistant Director of Migratory Bird Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service· April 13th, 2017·Categories: All Bird Bulletin·

The Relevance of National Bird Conservation Policy

When I was eight, I wrote a poem to our city's mayor. I have no idea why I did this, but lo and behold, the mayor wrote back and invited me to visit. We took a tour of City Hall, I sat with him at his desk, and we even went for a ride in his [...]

By Judith Scarl, U.S. NABCI Coordinator· March 30th, 2017·Categories: All Bird Bulletin·

Welcome to NABCI’s New All-Bird Bulletin!

For over ten years, NABCI has released a biannual newsletter, the All-Bird Bulletin, with articles centered on important issues and emerging themes in bird conservation.  Past themes have included topics such as the power of citizen science for bird conservation, the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act, using remote sensing information to understand landscape change, and [...]

By Judith Scarl, U.S. NABCI Coordinator· March 14th, 2017·Categories: All Bird Bulletin·

Birds as Charismatic Champions for Regional Conservation Partnerships

Across New England and eastern New York, conservation organizations, agencies, and communities are banding together to meet the needs of landowners interested in protecting their land from development and managing their forests for cleaner water, more wood, and better bird and wildlife habitat.

By Bill Labich, Senior Conservationist, Highstead Foundation· December 1st, 2015·Categories: All Bird Bulletin·

Land Trusts Partnering to Promote Bird Conservation on Private Lands in the St. Lawrence Valley

Due to a high concentration of grasslands, wetlands, and shrublands, the St. Lawrence Valley of New York is one of the most critical regions for grassland and early successional forest birds in the Eastern United States. However, large contiguous blocks of these habitats are being fragmented rapidly by human development, roads, and agricultural fields due [...]

By Sara Barker, Conservation Biologist, and Nancy Cheng, Conservation Science and Outreach Assistant, Cornell Lab of Ornithology· December 1st, 2015·Categories: All Bird Bulletin·

A Bird’s Eye View of Land Conservation in Southern Appalachia

It's hard to believe a tiny warbler weighing less than half an ounce has the power to permanently preserve hundreds of acres of critical habitat surrounding the Appalachian Trail. Yet thanks to the Golden-winged Warbler and the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act, the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) conserved nearly 800 acres of ecologically significant [...]

By Michelle Pugliese, Land Protection Director, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy· December 1st, 2015·Categories: All Bird Bulletin·

Developing Partnerships with Land Trusts for Bird Conservation

The importance of private land to birds is clear. Over sixty percent of the land area in the United States is privately owned, and more than 100 high priority bird species have more than 50 percent of their U.S. breeding distribution on private lands (The State of the Birds, Private Lands, 2013). One increasingly widespread [...]

By Ashley Dayer, Conservation Social Scientist, Cornell Lab of Ornithology· December 1st, 2015·Categories: All Bird Bulletin·