Americas
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!
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.
Red Knot Americas

BirdLife Partners are working to ensure the epic road trip undertaken by America's shorebirds is less treacherous.

Become a friend across the flyway!

 

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.
The Toco Toucan is one of numerous bird species benefiting from Guyra Paraguay's conservation © Shutterstock
17 Nov 2017

Guyra Paraguay celebrates 20 years of science and conservation

This Monday November 20th, BirdLife’s Partner in Paraguay celebrates 20 years working for biodiversity with a great concert by Maestro Luis Szarán and the Asunción Philharmonic in the auditorium of the Central Bank of Paraguay.
The Saffron-cowled Blackbird is one of 12 globally threatened bird species that will benefit from this initiative
10 Nov 2017

Uruguay's first batch of bird-friendly beef is on its way to Europe

In South America, large swathes of grassland habitat have been lost to cattle ranching, a profession that millions depend upon for their livelihoods. But we're striving to find a solution that works for everyone, and our latest milestone comes in the form of Uruguay's first grassland-friendly beef.
Saffron-cowled Blackbird Conservation Project members scan the landscape to locate nesting sites © Francisco González Táboas
07 Nov 2017

Meet the guardians watching over Argentina's threatened nesting sites

In Argentina, there are only 600 Saffron-cowled Blackbirds left. But this looks set to change thanks to volunteers who camp out at nesting sites to watch over the eggs and chicks.
30 Aug 2017

What is life like as a member of the Albatross Task Force?

Nahuel Chavez has worked with the Albatross Task Force since 2009 to save seabirds in fisheries off the coast of Argentina. It is estimated that around 13,500 black-browed albatross are killed in the trawl fleets every year.

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