For more than 25 years, American Bird Conservancy has been standing up for birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. We’re proud of our bird conservation results. But the need is great. Many birds are experiencing major population declines and need our help more than ever. Please join us and start making a difference for birds today. Our strategic approach to conservation drives all that we do, and the results are measurable: We’ve made significant strides to prevent the extinction of the most endangered birds, conserve important bird habitat, reduce top threats to birds, and build an Americas-wide community of bird conservationists. With an emphasis on achieving results and working in partnership, we take on the greatest problems facing birds today, innovating and building on rapid advancements in science to halt extinctions, protect habitats, eliminate threats and build capacity for bird conservation. Choosing a small but feisty hummingbird as its symbol, ABC has gone on to become known for our conservation results and ability to leverage still greater accomplishments through partnerships. Hundreds of bird species are on a track toward extinction. If these species blink out, we’ll have just one species to blame: ours. A casual observer might not notice, but take a closer look. Across the Americas, fewer birds inhabit our landscapes. Some familiar birds, like the Wood Thrush, are 50 percent less common than they were 50 years ago. This thrush is just one of dozens of native bird species in the Americas that may face extinction in the next decades, if current trends continue. In fact, across the Western Hemisphere, 12 percent of 4,230 bird species are declining in population and headed for extinction in our lifetimes without immediate conservation action. ABC works with partners throughout the Americas to reduce climate threats, promote landscape resiliency, and help birds adapt. As the climate changes, many birds are struggling to adapt. Climate change exacerbates existing threats, such as habitat loss and degradation, while adding new challenges, including shifting ranges and altered migration patterns. These threats pose an ever-growing danger to birds and are already pushing some species toward extinction. American Bird Conservancy is acting in three key areas — mitigation, resilience, and adaptation — to combat the effects of climate change and build a sustainable, long-term future for birds.