Americas
21 Jul 2021

Paraguay's San Rafael reserve is being restored in a buzz-worthy way

Youth conservationist Fabiana Benítez tells how one rainforest is being restored with the help of BirdLife Partners and tea.
17 May 2021

All colours are astounding and uniquely splendid: nature's lesson on

If you love birds, and know them, you never stop to be amazed by their beauty and their diversity of colours, shapes, behaviours and songs. This diversity is the main reason why birds are such a flagship class of animals: we simply cannot help but admire their endeavours and their variety.
Ruby-topaz Hummingbirds pollinate plants and keep the forest alive © Guto Balieiro
29 Apr 2021

Meet the beautiful birds that are rebuilding Brazil’s Atlantic Forests

Want to restore a degraded forest? Why not let the birds do the work! Find out how – with a little help from BirdLife – some of Brazil’s most threatened birds are coming back, and bringing the whole forest with them…
Aggregations of birds soaring upwards on thermals are known as "kettles" © Christian Gelpke
26 Apr 2021

Discover the fascinating science behind bird migration bottlenecks

One of the wonders of the natural world, migration “bottlenecks” occur where vast clouds of large soaring birds – especially raptors – concentrate at narrow land passages. Get a bird’s eye view on the science behind the world’s largest bird migration congregations.
With 3m wingspan, Andean Condor is one of the largest flying birds © Don Mammoser / Shutterstock
16 Feb 2021

Red List update: the plight of the condor

Andean Condors are becoming increasingly scarce because of habitat loss, poisoning and persecution. They’re now considered Vulnerable as of the latest Red List update, leading us to ask: has the vulture poisoning crisis spread to the Americas?

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

 

The Great Green Macaw was classed as Critically Endangered last year © Evgeniapp / Shutterstock
08 Feb 2021

Red List update: parrots of the Americas in peril

One of the planet’s most beleaguered avian groups, the neotropical parrots, took another hit in the 2020 Red List, with a further four species moved to a higher threat category. However, success stories from our American Partners show that hope remains.
Traslasierra National Park plays host to the Turquoise-fronted Amazon (Near Threatened) © Tony Morris / Flickr
13 Jan 2021

Major national park expansion for South America’s other big forest

Great news for the Gran Chaco, South America’s second largest forest and home to a host of rare and threatened species. This year, a major national park in Argentina will expand its size by almost 50% – benefiting both wildlife and local livelihoods.
The American Wigeon's population is declining due to habitat loss © Andrew A Reding / Flickr
16 Dec 2020

Waterfowl winter refuge Fraser River Delta risks being lost forever

This winter, like every winter before it, thousands of ducks, geese and swans will gather to weather the cold at Fraser River Delta, Canada. But for how long? With a shipping terminal mega-expansion on the horizon, our Canadian Partners are campaigning to save this vital habitat – and you can help.
Maxi Ignace, SCRS head ranger, has banded and monitored Red Siskins for over 20 years © Meshach Pierre
01 Dec 2020

New milestone: Guyana gets its first Important Bird & Biodiversity Area

An organisation that started out as a group of nature-loving friends has gone on to establish Guyana’s first Important Bird & Biodiversity Area thanks to backing from the Conservation Leadership Programme. Find out how they’re empowering their community to protect wildlife beyond just birds...
22 Sep 2020

The Greater Prairie-chicken: playing chicken with extinction

Despite being over-hunted to the brink of extinction, this flamboyant member of the grouse family may now be starting to recover. Discover its turbulent history of changing fortunes.
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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

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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