Americas
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!
Red Knot Americas

This spring, America’s migratory birds will put their lives in danger to start a family. They’ll travel the length of the Americas, South to North, in a bid to reach their breeding grounds. But sadly, many will die needlessly along the way.

Become a friend across the flyway!

Black-Breasted Puffleg habitat survey
01 Feb 2018

Recognition for protecting Andean forest from unsustainable agriculture

Nature's Hero Rolando Hipo as a specialist in agroecology he and teaches organic and sustainable agricultural techniques to local communities and has studied one of the rarest and most elusive hummingbird species.
The Andean Condor is classed as Threatened in Argentina due to plummeting populations © Pedro Szekely
30 Jan 2018

34 Andean Condors found dead in Argentina - the poisoning needs to stop

Vulture deaths through poisoning aren’t just a problem in Africa and Eurasia. As a recent shocking incident shows, their American relatives are also being decimated – showing the urgent need for stronger laws to prevent future tragedy.
09 Jan 2018

Award for vulture restaurant pioneer whose work helps poor farmers

This 2017 Nature's Heroes, nominated by Bird Conservation Nepal, pioneered safe feeding areas which have led to the beginning of a recovery in populations of threatened vultures.
Climate change may be affecting the availability of the Snowy Owl's prey © Francais Cadien
04 Jan 2018

Snowy Owl faces frosty future: classed as Vulnerable for the first time

One of the more eye-catching updates in the 2017 IUCN Red List paints a worrying picture for one of the world’s most familiar species. The Snowy Owl, an Arctic-nesting species with a range that spans the northern hemisphere, has been classed as Vulnerable for the first time.
Wayne "doc" Burke (center) with biology students from the University of West Indies on a field trip to the Woodbourne Shorebird Refuge © Andre Williams
27 Nov 2017

Winner of the Pablo Canevari Award 2017: Wayne Burke of Barbados

Wayne is a Bajan shorebird conservationist and founder of the Barbados Shorebird Conservation Trust. He was selected from among several highly qualified candidates as this year's winner, thanks to his drive and dedication.

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

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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.

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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