Americas
 Nesting grounds are being run over by machinery or trampled by cattle © Inés Pereda
25 Feb 2020

Can traditional ranching revival reverse Saffron-cowled Blackbird collapse?

The pampas grasslands are one of South America’s most iconic landscapes – but less than half of them remain. Because of this, the Saffron-cowled Blackbird was moved to Endangered in the latest Red List update. Could a revival of centuries-old farming techniques be the solution?
Beaches, mangroves and reefs have all been contaminated © TV BrasilGov
20 Feb 2020

Full impact of mysterious Brazil oil spill remains unknown

Last summer, an oil spill of unknown origin hit Brazil’s northeast coast – just as migrating shorebirds arrived in the area. Our Partner SAVE Brasil has been campaigning for action and striving to measure the impact on birds - but more support is urgently needed.
Mar Chiquita is set to become a paradise for birders, as well as birds © Aves Argentinas
31 Jan 2020

How to create Argentina’s largest national park: start with people

Two years ago Mar Chiquita, one of the world’s largest wetlands, was given support to become a National Park. We caught up with our Partner Aves Argentinas, who have been hard at work training local communities in ecotourism and inspiring citizens to become Guardians of Nature.
Aves Argentinas staff demonstrate bird-safe measures to fishermen © Albatross Task Force
29 Jan 2020

Albatross Task Force in the Americas: working with fishers to design

BirdLife's Albatross Task Force works with fishing crews on board their ships to introduce seabird-saving measures in focal countries. Here's an update of the programme's successes in the Americas.
The Canada Warbler's population is declining © Steve Jones
29 Jan 2020

Protecting the Canada Warbler at both ends of its epic journey

The Canada Warbler migrates more than 10,000 kilometres a year, from Canada and the United States to the forests of South America. Find out how our Colombian Partner is using a local grassroots approach to support an Americas-wide action plan to protect the species.

Red List appeal: help us continue to identify which birds most need our help

 

Don José and his wife Nelly Lucumi never gave up on their vision © Asociación Calidris
28 Jan 2020

Meet Don José: the man who turned his rice farm into a bird haven

In 2004, José Jarvi Bazán chose to move from intensive rice farming to a nature-friendly approach that does not use artificial chemicals. Since then, he has become a pioneer in organic rice production in Colombia and throughout Latin America.
93% of the Black-breasted Puffleg's habitat has been altered or degraded © Murray Cooper
27 Jan 2020

Growing flowers to save a Critically Endangered hummingbird

In Ecuador’s high Andean forests, the Black-breasted Puffleg is running out of habitat. A forest restoration programme offers hope, working with local people to plant the species’ favourite flowers.
The Marsh Antwren weighs around ten grams © Marco Silva
10 Jan 2020

Critically Endangered antwren receives its first protected area in Brazil

In October 2019, the Marsh Antwren was given its first ever protected area in the town of Guararema, Brazil. This tiny, Critically Endangered antbird lives in isolated populations on marshland just 50km from São Paulo, the largest city in South America.
Northern Cardinals © Steven Russell Smith Ohio / Shutterstock
29 Nov 2019

How one man changed a Christmas tradition forever – to save birds

How did a continent go from shooting birds every Christmas to counting them? Discover the Audubon Christmas Bird Count – a holiday tradition that has transformed bird science.
Tufted Capuchin © Emilio White
22 Nov 2019

90% of this rainforest was destroyed. We’re protecting the rest

The Amazon’s plight, while serious, pales in comparison to that wrought on South America’s other great rainforest, the Atlantic. Over 90% of its original coverage has disappeared over the last century – but BirdLife Partners are working to safeguard what remains.
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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.

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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