Part of the Bird Conservation Alliance
American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to conserve wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. It is the only U.S.-based, group dedicated solely to overcoming the greatest threats facing birds in the Western Hemisphere. A growing human population, consuming ever greater resources, is critically impacting bird populations through habitat destruction, direct mortality from such harmful practices as the unwise use of pesticides, and the introduction of destructive species including domestic cats. ABC believes adequate resources exist to overcome these threats, and that unifying people, organizations, and agencies around common approaches to priority issues is the key to success.
ABC is a great organization that is leading many great causes to help birds. One of these is the Cats Indoors campaign. Feral cats (and house cats allowed to roam outside) are a serious threat to our wild birds. For a ton of info about feral cats and their effects on birds, check out Bird Advocates blog.
We encourage all birders and conservationists to join the American Bird Conservancy.