Even small panes of glass can trick a bird into a fatal crash, and some products sold for bird safety may not work, warns Christine Sheppard of the American Bird Conservancy
. Here are some solutions that Sheppard recommends:
I do things like that and because I'm on these conservation councils of the Audubon and American Bird Conservancy
, I'm always trying to work with these organizations and the Natural Resources Defense Council as well, which takes the big guys to court.
Chris Farmer, the American Bird Conservancy
's Science Coordinator for Reintroduction of Hawaiian Birds, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808-987-1779.
The American Bird Conservancy
estimates that up to 500 million birds are killed each year by cats - about half by pets and half by feral felines.
Jessica Hardesty Norris, Seabird Program Director for American Bird Conservancy
says her group is "hopeful that this new declaration has the teeth of regulation and enforcement to support and protect important, and in some cases, endangered seabird populations."
According to the American Bird Conservancy
, one-third of the birds found on the U.S.
Fort Hood Military Reservation, located on the Edwards Plateau in central Texas, has been designated a globally important bird area by the American Bird Conservancy
because of substantial populations of two endangered songbirds, the black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) and the golden-checked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia; Anders and Dearborn, 2004; Cimprich and Kostecke, 2006).
Working as I do for the American Bird Conservancy
, an organization dedicated to conserving wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas, I am naturally engaged in an effort to address the issue that Wilcove so eloquently addresses, the same one that is being witnessed firsthand by birdwatchers across the country.
Representatives from the Fort Lewis, Wash., Fish and Wildlife Program, The Nature Conservancy and the American Bird Conservancy
recently gathered at the post to catch two pairs of bluebirds and move them to the states San Juan Island.
The organizations are the American Bird Conservancy
, American Rivers, Environmental Defense, Environmental Working Group, Land Trust Alliance, National Audubon Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, Republicans for Environmental Protection, Soil and Water Conservation Society, Trust for Public Land, Wilderness Society, and the World Wildlife Fund.
A field ornithologist whose art appears in other National Geographic (and American Bird Conservancy
) guides offers field notes and identification tips for some 175 birds.
Everglades and Dry Tortugas national parks and Big Cypress National Preserve, all designated by the American Bird Conservancy
as Globally Important Bird Areas, provide excitement for novice or experienced birders.