Americas
Jane Alexander interview BirdLife
18 Jun 2018

“We all have to become conservationists”: our interview with Jane Alexander

Jane Alexander is an acclaimed actress, author and an impassioned birder who is also a member of BirdLife’s Global Advisory Group. Here, she talks to us about how acting got her into birding, and how the new generation gives her hope.
15 Jun 2018

Bird-friendly beef showcased by Hilton Hotels

A new mode of farming is taking off in South America. The pampas is one the world’s most important grassland biomes: but intensive farming is wearing it down. Now, a scheme for sustainable, bird-friendly meat is getting prestigious recognition.
The couple ran 6,504 miles (10,467km) in 15 months © Katharine & David Lowrie
11 Jun 2018

Meet the couple who ran the length of South America for birds

We interview Katharine Lowrie: part of a record-breaking couple who sailed the Atlantic to begin an ultra-marathon through South America, all to raise money and awareness for wildlife and wild places.
Colombia is home to 1,877 bird species, including the Andean Cock-of-the-rock © Lisa Strachan
04 Jun 2018

Protecting birds through war and peace: our newest Partner, Colombia

While armed conflict in Colombia may be over, an influx of illegal miners and loggers means our newest Partner’s collaborative approach to conservation has never been more important.
The Niceforo's wren, which is Critically Endangered © Daniel Uribe
16 May 2018

Scientists brave white-water rapids in search of Critically Endangered wren

How far would you go to study a Critically Endangered species? These four scientists went through Class V rapids in Colombia’s deepest canyon.

Help us to protect America's migratory birds on their epic journey across continents.

 

10 Apr 2018

Record numbers of Blue-throated Macaws spotted

Although it’s in critical danger of extinction, there’s hope for the Blue-Throated Macaw. A series of conservation initiatives have led to record numbers of the bird being seen this past November.
The rufa Red Knot is a sub-species of Red knot that migrates through the Americas © Hans Hillewaert
21 Mar 2018

Red Knots plummet by 25% in a year in Tierra del Fuego

For a while, it looked like they might actually be in recovery. But this year’s census of the American subspecies, the rufa Red Knot, found that numbers have plummeted to an all-time low. The likely cause? Food shortages in Delaware Bay, a crucial feeding stopover site on their migration.
The Rhinoceros Iguana, classed as Vulnerable to extinction, is only found on the island of Hispaniola © Pixabay
02 Mar 2018

Project to save the “Rhinoceros of the Caribbean” gets gold standard

A successful habitat restoration project in the Dominican Republic has been awarded prestigious certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council, in recognition of its services to nature and the local community. It’s a shining example of what can be achieved when companies and NGOs work together.
Mar Chiquita lake harbours most of the planet's Chilean Flamingos © Pablo Rodriguez Merkel
23 Feb 2018

2018 Birdfair project announced: a haven for Argentina’s Flamingos

This year’s British Birdwatching Fair will support the creation of Argentina's largest national park, in the process providing a haven to nearly a million flamingos and shorebirds.
Over half the world's known bird species were spotted last year, including the Common Redpoll © Missy Mandel
09 Feb 2018

Join the bird count extravaganza of the year – wherever you are!

Great Backyard Bird Count will take place February 16 to 19 – but you don’t need a backyard to take part. Citizens record the birds they see in parks, nature centres, balconies and beaches. Ordinary people the world over will be providing scientists with crucial information. Be one of them!

Who we are

Who we are

The BirdLife Americas Partnership is a growing network of national conservation NGOs, working hard joining-up conservation between the Canadian tundra and Tierra del Fuego.  Read more about BirdLife Americas

What we do

What we do

BirdLife America’s Partnership published a directory of the 2,450 most important sites for birds so far identified in all 57 countries or territories in the Americas. Read more about our Programmes in Americas.

Support us

Support us

When you give to BirdLife you are helping us to go beyond today to impact the future. Read about how you can support us

Where we work

Where we work

Of the world's 10,000+ species of birds, around 4,500 are found in the Americas, as well as several of the highest ranking countries for threatened bird species. Read more about our regional network.

Marvelous Spatuletail © Dubi Shapiro