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  1. The Puaiohi, or Small Kaua'i Thrush, is only found in the Alaka'i Wilderness Preserve on the Hawaiian Island of Kaua'i. Its Hawaiian name comes from the high-pitched call males give repeatedly at twilight. View the full article
  2. American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is pleased to announce that its first Leon Levy Award for Innovation in Bird Conservation has been presented to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in recognition of its eBird program, a widely-used citizen-science-driven bird database that enables sophisticated mapping and analysis of bird distributions that support conservation planning and decision-making. View the full article
  3. The large and distinctive Jocotoco Antpitta was discovered only in 1997. The name Jocotoco is onomatopoeic for its song, and the species name, ridgelyi, recognizes Dr. Robert Ridgely, one of its discoverers. View the full article
  4. The April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon spill was a horrific event that impacted the lives of many families as well as the gulf environment. But there are bright spots that periodically emerge, such as a report from American Bird Conservancy (ABC) on a Gulf-wide, multi-partner bird conservation effort that continues to gain momentum and deliver important successes in protecting wild birds impacted by the spill. View the full article
  5. Each spring heralds a unique spectacle in sagebrush country. Year after year, male Greater Sage-Grouse congregate on ancestral strutting grounds known as leks. View the full article
  6. The Gorgeted Wood-Quail, a ground-dwelling bird named for its distinctive throat bands, is found only in the rapidly-vanishing oak forests of the Colombian Andes. View the full article
  7. The Northern Spotted Owl has been proposed for endangered status under the Endangered Species Act, a decision supported by American Bird Conservancy. View the full article
  8. A ten-year effort carried out by three conservation groups has led to the establishment of a critical six-mile long by half-mile wide conservation corridor in Colombia that provides important winter habitat for the iconic Cerulean Warbler, a small but spectacular bird that has seen its population plummet 70 percent since 1966. View the full article
  9. The small, sand-colored Piping Plover, named for its melodic, plaintive whistle, is a bird of beaches and barrier islands, sharing this habitat with Least Terns, Black Skimmers, and Wilson's Plovers. View the full article
  10. A 100-day, cross-country trip that conjures images of famed American naturalist, writer, and photographer Edwin Way Teale has been announced by another American naturalist, Dr. Bruce Beehler, whose trip will focus on changes taking place in the spring migration of billions of songbirds from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great North Woods of Canada. View the full article
  11. American Bird Conservancy has learned that New York State Park officials are allowing feral cats to persist at the popular Jones Beach State Park right outside New York City. View the full article
  12. The Purple Martin, North America's largest swallow, is a swift and skilled flyer: The birds eat, drink, and even bathe on the wing. View the full article
  13. With Spring now here, baby birds and other young wildlife will soon be arriving and later venturing from their nests in a generally defenseless state. View the full article
  14. The tiny Long-whiskered Owlet, measuring only about five inches in length, is so distinctive that scientists placed it in its own genus, Xenoglaux, meaning "strange owl." View the full article
  15. The Wood Stork has many folk names, including Wood Ibis (due to its downcurved, ibis-like bill) and flinthead (for its scaly-looking bare head). View the full article
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