Americas
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?
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...

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

 

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.
The Ruby-throated Hummingbird features on ABC's logo
17 Jul 2020

ABC joins the flock!

The latest member of the BirdLife family becomes our second partner in the United States; brings Partnership total to 116
A quintet of warblers by George Boorujy, Photo © Mike Fernandez
19 May 2020

Inner-city wildlife: feast your eyes on the stunning Audubon mural project

Since 2014, larger-than-life paintings of more than one hundred bird species threatened by climate change have been wowing residents and spreading awareness in Harlem, New York. The project is set to cross the Atlantic to Europe, bringing with it the power to reconnect city-dwellers with nature.
© Fábio Nunes
07 May 2020

Grey-breasted Parakeet recovers from three fledglings to a thousand

In 2012, researchers made the alarming discovery that this vivacious parakeet was now confined to a single small region in northeastern Brazil. Find out how their campaign has seen the birds make a remarkable comeback from three fledglings in 2010 to a cumulative total of 1,165 fledglings.
 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?
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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